I’m So Addicted To Winning The Lottery I Just Hit My FOURTH Jackpot
A MAN won $1 million this month in his FOURTH lottery win since 1999, scoring a total of $4.6 million.
Mike “Lucky” Luciano won his last prize of a $20 scratch ticket on January 6.
It is the fourth time the 55-year-old has won the jackpot in his life, and the third time he has won major cash prizes in the last six years.
Last year, Luciano won $500,000 in the Pennsylvania state lottery, the Daily Times reported.
He also won $3 million in 2016 and $100,000 in 1999, bringing his total earnings to $4.6 million.
“I just want to thank everyone for their texts and their kind messages,” he told the outlet this week.
Luciano said he bought the Jan. 6 ticket at a store along Pennsylvania Route 764 after stopping to play a video game machine his late mother loved.
“I played it for my mother,” he said.
Once he realized he had won, Luciano drove straight to the state lottery office in Clearfield, Pennsylvania to submit the ticket.
A representative from the Pennsylvania Lottery office in Harrisburg told the Daily Times on Friday that a formal announcement of its prize would be made once the necessary paperwork is completed.
Following his last half-million dollar win in January last year, Luciano said he had felt “blessed” to win so many times throughout his life, but also admitted to having gambling addiction.
“I don’t know why I’ve been so lucky, winning big three times in my life,” Luciano told the Altoona Mirror last year.
“Most people are only looking for one win, and I know that’s amazing.”
“But I’m convinced that no one wins so many times without playing more than they should,” added Luciano. “I’m addicted to it.”
He said he saw lottery ticket sales soar around him after his last two wins.
However, he warned individuals to avoid spending too much money and follow the same path as him.
“People shouldn’t do what I do,” he added.
“I don’t want them to think – I mean, I’m not ungrateful, it’s amazing and I couldn’t be more grateful that this is happening to me – but I don’t want people to think that it will happen to them.”
His wife, Shelly Luciano, told the outlet that she thinks her husband has won so many times because of his generous nature.
“He wins because he’s so generous,” she said last year. “He always helps people, and I think that’s how it comes back.”