Man Wins Lottery Using Numbers From Broken Odometer

And it wasn't his first lottery win
Pick 5 Douglas Eck Web

Maryland Lottery

If you’re picking numbers to play in the lottery, there are many inspirations to draw from . . . special dates, lucky numbers, fortune cookies, sports scores…but this is new: A 60-year-old man in Maryland won a 50-cent Pick 5 drawing, by using the numbers from his truck’s broken odometer. And it wasn’t the first time he’d won a jackpot.

How about three times? Douglas Eck of Harford County, Maryland just won $25,000 playing Pick 5, which follows a 100,000 scratch-off win in 2008 and a $50,000 top-prize Bonus Match 5 win in 1995.

“This is my bronze medal, but I am still happy,” he said, joking about comparing the size of his $25,000 win to his previous scores.

The 60-year-old plays the same number every day, which is based on an odometer. He bought an old truck with a broken odometer that is stuck on 82,466 miles. A retiree, Douglas said his prize will go toward bills.