Retired Virginia postal worker wins lottery for fourth time

Melvyn Wilson

Melvyn Wilson is single-handedly redefining the term “going postal” in the state of Virginia.

Back in 2005, postal worker Melvyn Wilson was being called “Mr. Lucky” after he hit the lottery three times in 10 months: $500,000 in November 2004, $25,000 in March 2005, and then $1 mil from a scratch-off bought in September. Two years later, the guru of scratch (all wins coming from scratch-off games) retired from his job with the U.S. Postal Service.

Now our man has went and done it again as the Virginia Lottery announced yesterday that Mr. Wilson, 72, won another $500,000 in the “Millionaire Mania” game, which costs $20 per ticket. If you put aside your lottenvy and do the math, that’s over $2 million, before taxes, Melvyn has hauled in during those 4 wins alone.

Back in ’05 the scratch-master revealed that his strategy was to buy tickets every day except on Sunday. When asked by lottery officials what he did with all of his good fortune he provided a priceless answer, “I invest in Melvyn.”

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Don’t hate the playa’ y’all — hate the game!

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