published Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Virginia man’s lucky lotto streak alive with 4th win

RICHMOND, Va. — Call Melvyn Wilson is the king of the scratch-off ticket.

The Virginia man recently won his fourth lottery prize of at least five figures, putting his total scratch-off winnings at more than $2 million.

The Virginia Lottery said in a news release that Wilson won $500,000 in November 2004; $25,000 in March 2005; and $1 million in September 2005. Then he retired from his job as a postal worker.

Now 72, Wilson hit another $500,000 scratch-off prize on the Millionaire Mania game.

The lottery didn’t say how many tickets Wilson usually buys or how often. Nobody answered the phone at his home Wednesday.

At an event to claim his fourth oversized winning check Tuesday, lottery officials asked what he did with all his winnings. His reply: “I invest in Melvyn.”

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