Man wins lottery four times

'Mr. Lucky' collects $2,025,000 in four separate wins

POSTED: 07:33 AM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 07:14 AM PDT May 16, 2013 
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A man recently collected $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Mania scratch-off game. This wouldn't be that unusual except that it was the fourth time the same man has won the lottery, not by playing giant-jackpot Mega Millions or Powerball games, but through simple scratch-off games.

In addition to his recent winnings, Melvyn Wilson, of Woodbridge, Va., won $1 million in a scratch-off game in 2005, the same year he also won $500,000. In 2004, he won $25,000. He's now won a total of $2,025,000 in lottery winnings.

Wilson has earned the nickname "Mr. Lucky" and attributes his winnings to being in the right place at the right time.

The odds of winning the lottery extremely rare, as seen in here:

Mega odds: Events more likely than lotto win

POSTED: 09:54 AM PDT Mar 30, 2012    UPDATED: 09:55 AM PDT Sep 18, 2013 

What's more likely than winning a lottery jackpot? A lot.

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Take a look at a list of events that are more likely than winning the lottery, as compiled by The Daily Beast.