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A Maryland resident pulled off the unusual feat of winning the same lottery twice using the same numbers.
Last May, the particularly lucky American won US$30,946 playing the Racetrax virtual horse racing game, an online horse race that players can bet on as if it were a real horse race.
Two months after winning, the 51-year-old played the game again using the same numbers. Once again, her bet allowed her to pocket $30,946.
She had bet that horses 11, 10 and 12 would finish in first, second and third position respectively. When the lady went to make her second winning bet, the cashier had placed her numbers out of order. The client, however, insisted that he put them back in the order she wanted.
The winner and her husband plan to use these winnings to buy a new house.