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David Settle Wins Lottery After Playing Gold Bullion Game

6:27 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- You could call it luck, chance, fate or downright unfair after a Winston-Salem man has now won not just one but three big scratch-off jackpots since 2010.

Maybe someone is watching over David Settle or maybe he's just one lucky duck, but on Thursday he claimed his extra $100,000 prize after playing the $4 million Gold Bullion Game scratch-off.

So, what does a lottery winner have to say after a third time winning such a big prize?

"It felt about the same as the last time," said Settle who also couldn't believe his luck. "I was just in shock. I couldn't believe it."

Settle's first lottery win came in 2010 when he and his wife split a $3 million prize after winning it big with the $200 Million Extravaganza game. Nearly a year later he won $100,000 playing the exact same game.

The retired home builder now plans to spend his winnings traveling and helping his children.

"It feels good to know that there are winners out there," Settle added. "I don't know how to explain it, but I've been really lucky."

But Settle will probably keep trying his luck, "Everybody has to have a hobby," Settle said. "Mine is playing the lottery."

Perhaps you'll try your luck, also. As of Friday, there are two $4 million prizes, five $1 million prizes and six $100,000 prizes still unclaimed in the $4 million Gold Bullion game.

Settle got his lucky ticket at the Pit Stop on S. Main St. in Winston-Salem.

According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, Forsyth County education programs have received more than $80 million in lottery money.

WFMY News 2/North Carolina Education Lottery

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