Sometimes being persistent pays off, at least in the case of two Missouri lottery players who, after using the same set of numbers for 30 years, were eventually rewarded for their perseverance.
According to a news statement from The Missouri Lottery, the anonymous players will divide a $50,000 prize from the June 25 Powerball drawing after their numbers eventually hit the jackpot.
One of the winners stated in the announcement that the numbers held special meaning for family members.
The player continued, “He always played the same numbers.” He found it difficult to believe he had won.
The Powerball number was 4, and the winning numbers were 6, 12, 20, 27, and 32. The two players correctly predicted the Powerball number in addition to four of the five white ball numbers.
In recent days, many Americans have also gambled on the lottery since the Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1.28 billion and no one has drawn all six numbers since April 15. When one winner in Illinois was declared on Saturday, the dry spell came to an end.