The luckiest human being in the world lives in Florida. A 67-year-old Florida man has now won the Lotto jackpot not once, but twice. To reiterate: Someone won $10 million last year by guessing a random set of six numbers. This person -- not you -- collected another $3 million this year by doing it again. You are not this person, who is named James D. Bozeman Jr.
Initially, the real estate agent and pensioner overcame odds of 13,983,816 to one. The odds of cleaning up twice, though, are 195,547,109,921,856 to one, which is pronounced using the word "trillion," in case you're like most people in that contemplating such a vast and unimaginable numerical entity sends you into the throes of existential despair by reminding you that your place in the universe is small and insignificant.
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Bozeman used two different sets of lucky numbers, but he purchased the tickets from the same 7-Eleven store in Edgewood, which is near Orlando.
It's unclear why the World's Luckiest Man waited so long to claim his second prize. Although he purchased a winner in August, the Florida Lotto didn't announce that fact until late yesterday. Bozeman was presumably either working around some sort of convoluted tax situation or had merely forgotten about the ticket, only finding it while cleaning out (or more likely having someone else clean out) his Lamborghini. Bozeman could not be reached for comment at his real estate office (presumably because there's no way he still works there, or anywhere.) An employee at Homevest Reality says she hasn't seen Bozeman come in for months.
In case you were wondering, the world's hottest 7-Eleven is located at 5650 Hansel Avenue in Edgewater. All Lotto retailers win at least a $10,000 commission for selling a winning ticket. The reward goes up by five more grand each week the jackpot rolls over and no one wins. Last year the store received $40,000; this year it got $15,000. No one at the convenience store could comment this morning on how the money was being spent.