A Virginia couple has won top prizes in the state's lottery three times within a single month. Wow, what are the odds!
The answer is: rotten. The odds of winning are rotten.
But it's people like Calvin and Zatera Spencer, of Portsmouth, Va., who keep us playing the lottery. We know we'll never win. Then someone wins three times in a month.
"I’ve been here for 12 years," Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told the Los Angeles Times, "and this is the first time I’ve seen someone win three major prizes within such a short period of time."
We asked Hagerty exactly what the odds were of winning the lottery games the Spencers played. The couple...