An Arkansas couple were hoping for nothing more than a relaxing weekend on the lake recently when they got much more than they bargained for: two big lottery wins in just two days.
Stephen and Terri Weaver were on their way to a cabin on Greers Ferry Lake when they stopped at a convenience store to grab a few lotto tickets. Stephen bought five $1 Million Riches scratch-offs, and Terri bought four.
“We pick up a couple tickets on the weekend when we go to our cabin on the river,” said Terri. “It’s a weekly thing. We just pick up a few here and a few there.”
This time was different, however, as when they got to the cabin and scratched off the tickets, they saw that one of Stephen's was a winner.
The couple celebrated (after Stephen recovered from what he thought was a heart attack) and decided to stay the weekend at the cabin as they had planned, and on the way home on Sunday, stopped and bought a few more tickets just for fun. Incredibly, Terri landed a $50,000 winner after an investment of just ten dollars.
“When she handed it to me, I fell back in my chair and almost went into cardiac arrest again,” Stephen said of the second ticket. We jumped around, hollered, and screamed. It’s just not possible that it happened twice. The odds must be astronomical.”
The couple will start a nice nest egg with the money but say they will both keep their jobs for now. Last year around this time, the entire nation (and beyond) was captivated by Mega Millions, which reached an insane amount for the jackpot a few times after no winners claimed the winning numbers.