Va. couple win second lotto jackpot
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Virginia couple who won $200,000 from a pair of Cash 5 lottery tickets previously has won a jackpot in the same game.
Simone Christian of Virginia Beach said she and her husband, Stanley, procured tickets for the Oct. 15 drawing using the numbers 1, 4, 6, 8 and 19, which she said represented President Barack Obama's Aug. 4, 1961, birthday and were inspired by a dream she had of chatting with the president, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday.
The top prize for the drawing is $100,000.
Virginia Lottery officials said the couple previously won the game's jackpot in a Sept. 27, 2006, drawing.
The couple said they currently have no plans for their winnings.
Mother, wife, daughter share birthday
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A New Zealand man's mother, wife and daughter celebrated 24 years of sharing the same birthday, Oct. 20, by having a family dinner.
Miriam Cullen, 89, Eileen Cullen, 52, and Hannah Davidge, 24, observed the occasion by gathering together for a photo shoot 21 years after a similar photo appeared on the cover of Wellington's The Dominion Post, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
Son, husband and father Mark Cullen said when the first photo was taken in 1990, "the three most important women in my life have their birthdays on the same day."
That the women share the same birthday was an unlikely coincidence -- Eileen gave birth to Hannah two weeks before her due date.
"She kept saying `any day except my birthday', she was not happy about it at all," Mark said.
Hannah said she enjoyed growing up sharing a birthday with her mother and grandmother.
"It's like Christmas around here because there's so many presents being given out," she said.
Woman, 90, makes White Castle Hall of Fame
READING, Ohio, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman who has been patronizing the same White Castle restaurant for more than 80 years is being inducted into the company's Hall of Fame.
The fast-food chain said Constance Huening, who was born in 1921, the year the first White Castle opened in Wichita, Kan., was chosen along with 11 other people from hundreds of applicants to be inducted into the Hall of Fame Thursday at the chain's Columbus, Ohio, headquarters, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.
Huening said she eats a White Castle burger every New Year's Day for good luck, and this year she celebrated her 90th birthday by visiting the same Reading, Ohio, location where she and her siblings purchased sliders during the 1920s.
"They still taste good," Huening said.
Police: Frozen armadillo used in attack
DALLAS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Dallas police said they were searching for a man accused of striking a woman twice with a frozen armadillo while negotiating about the price of the carcass.
Police said the man was attempting to sell the frozen armadillo to a 57-year-old woman in an apartment complex parking lot Sept. 29, but the pair argued about the price of the animal, which the woman planned to cook and eat, KDFW-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, reported Wednesday.
The man threw the armadillo at the woman twice, causing bruises to her leg and chest, police said.
Investigators said the man could face assault charges if he is identified.