11/19/09 — Pikeville man wins with unusual lotto card

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Pikeville man wins with unusual lotto card

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on November 19, 2009 1:46 PM

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Richard Engle recently won $50 with an unusual scratch-off lottery ticket.

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Lottery officials describe this odd card as a "win-all scenario" with 1 in 750 odds.

Richard Engle of Pikeville was shocked when he scratched off an instant win lottery ticket and found that every single number was a winner. He was playing "Double Your Luck."

Although his total winnings was only $50, it was the fact that all of the 10 numbers on the card were winning numbers.

The card gave the numbers 8 and 19 as numbers that would pay off. And Engle's card had five 8s on it along with five 19s.

Each number paid off with a $5 prize.

"That's what we call a win-all scenario," said Pamela Walker, corporate communications director with the North Carolina Education Lottery. "The odds of that happening are 1 in 750."

Engle purchased his card at the Food Lion in Pikeville.