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Jerry and Marge Selbee are a retired couple from Michigan who won $26 million in multiple state lottery games.
The high school sweethearts lived a tranquil existence in Evart, Michigan, population 1900, for years. A one-stoplight manufacturing town that folds in the folds of a map.
They had six children and owned a Main Street convenience shop together. Jerry was in charge of the liquor and smokes, while Marge was in charge of the books and the sandwiches, CBS reported.
Two retirees crack the code to state lotteries to the tune of millions? And they somehow do it legally? Jerry and Marge Selbee's remarkable story didn't just land them on 60 Minutes; they could be headed to Hollywood. https://t.co/ecHj4GafXt pic.twitter.com/6D5IKvaAOV— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 28, 2019
He was 62 and Marge was 63, when they decided to sell the shop they had owned for seventeen years and retire. However, one morning in 2003, Jerry returned to the corner store and noticed a flyer for a fresh new lottery game called Winfall.
Jerry has always had "a mind for mathematics," as he puts it. He graduated from neighboring Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in the topic. And within minutes, he knew that this was a one-of-a-kind game.
He stated that this was due to the fact that the prizes rolled down every time the jackpot surpassed the $5 million ceiling.
In Mega Millions, the jackpot grows until someone matches every single number. But in Winfall persons with tickets with five, four, and three winning numbers might pay in if the jackpot reached $5 million and no one pulled a ticket with all six winning numbers.
After forming a firm and keeping meticulous records of his winnings, he asked family and friends to share in his lottery fortune. When Michigan shut down the Winfall game, Jerry set his eyes on a lottery game in Massachusetts with identical regulations.
Overall, the Selbees won more than $26 million in the lotto. They used their gains to renovate their house and assist their grandkids and great-grandchildren with their education costs.