Couple wins double jackpot
Monday, February 9, 2004 Posted: 1937 GMT ( 3:37 AM HKT)

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia (AP) -- It was a double dose of luck for one couple here.

Unbeknownst to each other, Richard and Lois Thomas each bought winning tickets from Kompak King, a convenience store in Parkersburg, for Thursday night's West Virginia Lottery Cash 25 drawing.

Richard Thomas, 66, and Lois Thomas, 65, played the same set of numbers, based on family birthdays, on separate tickets purchased at different times. They discovered they were both winners Thursday night when they checked the tickets.

The husband and wife each won $25,000.

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