We’ve heard a lot of stories about people winning lottery prizes that entitled them to receive weekly payments, usually $500 or $1000 per week. A Chicago resident did a little better than that by posting three significant lottery wins in a space of just three weeks. This may be a story about incredible luck as much as a hint that good things really do come in three’s.
Christopher Kaelin’s first win came via a Crossword instant ticket he bought from Gateway Newstand on Clark Street which won for him $25,000. He was so happy he took his girlfriend to dinner, and stopped for gas and another Crossword ticket on the way home. That second ticket produced a prize of $1000.
About a week later he bought another Crossword ticket and saw that it had won what he thought was $25,000. On second look it became clear that he had won more – $250,000 for his third win.
$276,000 in three weeks! Not bad for an occasional lottery player.