US man wins $18k lottery after noticing recurring pattern

A woman fills out a ticket for the $700 million Powerball lottery draw at Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York January 7, 2016. The $700 million jackpot for Powerball, played in 44 states, Washington, and two U.S. territories, is worth $428.4 million if a winner chooses an immediate cash payout instead of annual payments over 29 years, the Multi-State Lottery Association said on its website. The drawing will be held on Saturday. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX21GX4
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A US man says he won a NZ$18,000 lottery jackpot after he noticed a recurring pattern in the numbers being drawn.

The 58-year-old Maryland man won the Keno state lottery jackpot last week.

He told Maryland Lottery officials he noticed the numbers 10, 13, 23, 36, and 38 kept showing up.

"I locked in on these five numbers months ago," he said according to UPI.

"Something said to go play those numbers. It was one of those whim things."

He bought his winning ticket at a liquor store, and was lucky enough to get a ticket selected for a double prize promotion.

He hit all five numbers in one Keno draw, and several numbers in other drawings, taking home NZ$18,000.

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