404017 04: A Big Game lottery ticket is visible as it spits out of a lottery machine at a Citgo gas station April 16, 2002 in Russell, Illinois, a small community in northern Illinois on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Thousands of people are rushing to snap up tickets for the Tuesday night April 16, 2002 drawing, the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The jackpot in the seven-state game played in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia climbed $25 million Monday, April 15, 2002 after strong sales over the weekend. By the time of the drawing, the prize could swell past the U.S. record of $363 million, split by two Big Game winners in 2000. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
An Australian couple who have played the same lottery numbers for more than 35 years won nearly $800,000 — their second jackpot using the digits. The Hamilton Hill, Western Australia, couple, who are in their 60s, told Lotterywest officials the Saturday Lotto ticket they bought from Hamilton Hill Newsagency bore the same set of birthday numbers they have been using for more than 35 years. The ticket earned the couple a $789,288 Division One prize. The couple said the numbers had proven lucky before.
“We managed to win Division Two with the same numbers around 35 years ago and did say that one day we’d win the big one,” they said.
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