Portsmouth couple wins lottery three times in one month
Posted on: 3:27 pm, March 28, 2014, by Matt Knight
Portsmouth, Va. – Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing
month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then
on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the
Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game.
But it doesn’t stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment,
Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket – the $100
Million Cash Extravaganza – and won the $1 million prize.
“Baby, we did it again!” he told her.
The $1 million prize in $100 Million Cash Extravaganza is an annuity,
which means the Spencers had the choice of taking the full $1 million
prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes.
They chose the cash option. He bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven
at 100 West 21st Street in Norfolk. The store received a $10,000 bonus
from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
The $50,000 win came when the combination 6-6-6-6 was drawn in the
March 26 Pick 4 day drawing. Since that’s a popular combination, the
Virginia Lottery paid out a total of $6 million to winners for that
drawing. Mr. Spencer had 10 tickets with 6-6-6-6. The top prize in Pick 4
is $5,000, which means he won a total of $50,000.
“We’re not finished yet,” he said as they claimed their latest prizes.
$100 Million Cash Extravaganza features prizes ranging from $20 up to
$4 million. The $1 million prize that the Spencers won is actually the
second prize. As the name suggests, the game began with a total of $100
million in prizes available. Mr. Spencer is the first $1 million winner
to claim, which means three million-dollar tickets remain unclaimed.