Iowa man plays numbers he saw in a dream, wins big lottery prize


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CLIVE, Iowa — A man who played numbers he saw in a dream won big last week in the Iowa Lottery.

Kelvin Wynn, 57, of Davenport, Iowa, won a total of $300,000 in last Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Iowa Lottery’s Pick 4 game. He won 10 prizes of $30,000 by matching all four of the numbers drawn in the exact order: 2-1-1-2; this is known as a straight play.

Wynn, who works for a landscaping company in the Quad-Cities area, bought his winning tickets Tuesday at QC Mart, 2843 E. 53rd St. in Davenport. He picked his own numbers using the numbers he said he dreamt about two weeks ago.

“Actually I had a dream and in that dream it was hotel room number 2112, but I thought nothing of it,” Wynn told lottery employees Thursday as he claimed his prize at the lottery’s headquarters in Clive. “Then the next day one of my clients’ address happened to be (2112) and I thought, ‘Oh, coincidence, no big deal.'”

But Wynn said the signs continued. Later the same day he was at a stop light and the vehicle in front of him had 2112 in the license plate, and his purchase at a department store equaled $21.12.

After encouragement from his wife, Wynn decided that those set of numbers was a sign, and he decided to play them in an upcoming Pick 4 drawing. He said he rarely plays the lottery, but he had a good feeling about playing this set of numbers.

“I realized I had overtime on my check. I said, ‘Ah, let’s just go for it,'” Wynn said.

Wynn found out he’d won by checking his tickets on the lottery’s website the next day. He said he didn’t believe what he saw, so he had his wife double-check his work.

He said a majority of his lottery winnings will be used to help pay the education expenses for his three children — two of whom just graduated college, and the third who is still in college. He also plans to buy a new set of golf clubs.

Pick 4, which has been offered in Iowa since September 2003, features a top prize of $30,000, with odds of just 1 in 10,000 of winning it. Another intriguing aspect of the game comes in the variety of ways players can choose to play it. Plays in Pick 4 range from 50 cents to $5 for the chance to match a four-digit combination of numbers from 0000 to 9999.

The Pick 4 winning numbers for the Pick 4 game, and all the lotto draw games offered in the state, are published on Lottery Post’s Iowa Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 3:57 pm – IP Logged

Yep same thing happened to me i won $50K on WA State Match 4 game last year and numbers come to me in a dream..

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 4:27 pm – IP Logged

Awesome–he needed to play that number.  Congrats to him.

and belated congrats to you tony869.

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 4:46 pm – IP Logged

What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:35 pm – IP Logged

What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

I Agree!  I was thinking the same thing.

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:45 pm – IP Logged

What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

It’s either true or a misprint. However if Gloria Mckenzie could win $370mil off a dollar,before taxes, what’s $5K?

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:49 pm – IP Logged

What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

Have you heard of buying several tickets with the same combination? Wink

 * you don’t need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:53 pm – IP Logged

Have you heard of buying several tickets with the same combination? Wink

LOL

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 5:59 pm – IP Logged

What about those folks who have been “dreaming ” of their special numbers for years, and not hitting it? Wrong dreams, wrong numbers -what?

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:42 pm – IP Logged

Some states offer higher payouts for more money, say like instead of 1 dollar you pay 2 dollar, and the prize doubles, and then so on and on, some tickets straight could cost you like 10 bucks, but the payout would be like 50G, thats it

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:43 pm – IP Logged

Prizes and Odds

Play     Odds                             $.50             $1             $2            $3             $4             $5

Straight     1 in 10,000     $3,000     $6,000     $12,000     $18,000     $24,000     $30,000

I guess you can play up to $5.00 bucks straight and win 30,000 so he played 10 tickets and won $300,000 grand

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:50 pm – IP Logged

Oh and by the way do not dismiss numbers in your dreams….it may not happen that same day same week or month but keep it in play.

It happened to me a couple of times and I won big.

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:11 pm – IP Logged

Oh and by the way do not dismiss numbers in your dreams….it may not happen that same day same week or month but keep it in play.

It happened to me a couple of times and I won big.

I Agree! Thanks for the tip. Bed

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 8:14 pm – IP Logged

I love hearing stories like this. Buying multiple tickets is the way to go

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Posted: July 3, 2017, 8:45 pm – IP Logged

So he spend $50.00 to win the $300, 000. I believe him. I have won $50, 000 back in 2008 played 1201. And something keep telling me hey play that number. And sure I did, it did came out. BINGO



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