Va. Man’s Lucky Lotto Streak Alive With 4th Win

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The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

The scores of losing players in last week’s $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states’ budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

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

The Woodbridge 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 release 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.

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

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