South Charlston Woman Wins $167,600 Since September From Instant Lottery TicketsMay 5, 2009
Again and again – five times to be exact – Brenda Bailey of South Charleston has visited the West Virginia Lottery’s office to claim a prize. Lottery Director John Musgrave said she has been paid $167,600, which translates to $10,000 in September and $157,600 since March 12.
“We’ve had some folks who have been here since the first ticket was sold, and none of them can remember such a streak of luck,” Musgrave said.
Bailey, who will turn 60 on June 11, today claimed a top $100,000 cash prize in the Lottery’s instant game The Price Is Right® from a ticket purchased at Go Mart in Dunbar. Musgrave said all Bailey’s prizes have been won from the Lottery’s instant games.
The winner believes the most incredible part of her story is that she doesn’t buy an excessive number of tickets. “I only bought two tickets yesterday, and only one of them was from Price Is Right.”
Bailey said her first big win occurred last September, when she won a $10,000 top prize from the Deal Or No Deal instant game; the ticket was purchased from Go Mart in St. Albans. “Then I won the top $6,600 prize in January from Red Hot Six, which was from Dunbar’s Go Mart and that was followed by $1,000 after church on Easter Sunday from a ticket I got at the Texaco on Greenbrier Street.”
The fourth big win for Bailey was a $50,000 top prize from a Strike It Rich ticket she purchased from 7Eleven on Oakwood Road in Charleston April 23.
A professional caregiver for the ill and elderly, Bailey said her husband is retired from DuPont. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.