With average odds of 14 million to 1 on a pick 6 lottery and odds of 175,223,510 to 1 against winning a powerball jackpot it is no wonder eyebrows were raised when an Arizona couple won a million-dollar lottery jackpot twice.
Diane Carmichael and Kerry Carmichael were delighted when they won two and a half million dollars in the Arizona State Lottery back in 1995. But this was not to be the end of this Tempe couple’s luck. The odds of winning a lottery jackpot twice in 20 years are billions to 1 against. So such luck is much more than a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Is it All About Luck?However, the Carmichael’s claim that it was not luck but pure persistent effort and following their own plan that brought the double win.
Just recently in 2013 Kerry and Diane won another $1,000,000 in Arizona. Beats working at MacDonald’s!
They Believed They Would WinKerry Carmichael, 64, stated that winning twice was down to luck but was due to their belief. She told reporters, “when we first won, it wasn’t, if we were going to win again, it was when”.
It seems that within the last two years the Carmichaels began feeling that another win was imminent.
In an attempt to ensure their belief manifested into reality they began spending on average $10,000 per year on lotto tickets. Although this sounds like a large amount of money you must remember that they had already won 2.5 million.
Diane Carmichael, 63, claims that it is persistence that helped them win twice.
The SystemThey follow a few rituals for picking their tickets and although they have a method they refused to divulge exactly how it worked.
They did say that they always buy their tickets from the same place in Phoenix.
Even after their double lotto wins the husband and wife team still live a fairly modest life with no big expenditures. They still drive cars that are over ten years old and do not even own a wide screen television set.
They plan to continue playing as Dianne believes there is still another win waiting for them.