London Couple Hits Same Lottery Twice A couple in London who play the same numbers in the lottery each week finally got lucky. Last month they were one of four winners of a $2.4 million jackpot. But only three of those winners showed up to claim their prize money. The last winner was a no-show for nearly a week. That's when the couple found another ticket — an exact copy of their original. They had accidentally played the same numbers twice.
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London Couple Hits Same Lottery Twice

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

After buying a ticket every week for Britain's national lottery, Derek Ladner finally got lucky. Oddly, only three of the four winning ticket holders showed up to collect their share of a jackpot worth nearly $5 million. Then Mr. Ladner discovered he had that fourth ticket, bought by accident. His wife's reaction, if he told me he bought two of the same tickets, I would have called him a wally and said he'd wasted a pound. But now, he's my hero.

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