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It’s A Lucky Number 3 For Chicago Man Who Wins Lottery Three Times in Three Weeks

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Updated 04/27/2014 7:09pm
It’s A Lucky Number 3 For Chicago Man Who Wins Lottery Three Times in Three Weeks
Media Courtesy of Illinois Lottery

Rain Varela

Staff Writter


There is an old saying that misfortunes comes in threes. But for one Chicago resident, the opposite may be true; for him good fortune actually came in threes. Christopher Kaelin, who is just your normal average guy, just won the same lottery game three times within a period of three weeks, officials of the Illinois lottery announced on Wednesday (April 23). According to Kaelin his first win came when he purchased a Crossword instant ticket at Gateway News stand on Clark Street in Chicago during his lunch break. He won $25,000 with this ticket. "My fiancé and I were so thrilled that I won $25,000, we went out for dinner to celebrate. When we stopped at a gas station afterward, I decided to buy another Crossword instant ticket and won $1,000," He said in describing the circumstance on how he got his second win. He would eventually return a week later to the same news stand where he purchased the first winning ticket and buy another one.  And then won what he thought was another $25,000. He was on his way to claim his prize, when he noticed something in the ticket “I was in the elevator looking at my ticket and noticed I had missed the tenth word," Kaelin said. As it turns out, he didn’t win $25,000, the amount was actually larger at $250,000. And if you combine all three of his winnings it would amount to $276,000 in total. He plans on using the money for practical purposes including paying  off his student loans, paying for his wedding, buying a house, and saving up the rest for his daughter’s college fund.

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