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Philadelphia Gambling Addict Wins Lotto

Posted: Jul. 10th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

A recovering gambling addict from Philadelphia hit the jackpot, but not at his favorite slots. Once facing gambling losses of $8,000 a week, Joseph T. Jones Jr. kicked the habit after a long, hard process... only for lady luck to give him one last wink in the form of a $20.8 million lotto ticket. It's true what they say: lady luck sure is fickle.

Joseph T. Jones Jr. won $20.8 million in 1992 in a Pennsylvania Wild Card Lotto-- $993,000 yearly for 21 years.

He just deposited the last check months ago.

"I didn't spend it all. I didn't lose it all," said Joe. His nickname for the last 20 years has been "Lotto."

"If I'm at the urinal at an Eagles game," he explains, "and one of my friends sees me, he'll yell, 'Yo, Lotto!' "

Joe, 61, is still selling office supplies, though work is a relative term. He visited two clients before he hit the golf course Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. Shot a 42 on the back nine.

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