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Brothers' lottery numbers win jackpot after 40 years

A trio of brothers from Richmond, Victoria, Australia, collected a lottery jackpot of nearly $400,000 after using the same set of numbers for 40 years. Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock
A trio of brothers from Richmond, Victoria, Australia, collected a lottery jackpot of nearly $400,000 after using the same set of numbers for 40 years. Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Three Australian brothers won a lottery jackpot of nearly $400,000 after playing the same set of numbers for 40 years.

The three brothers from Richmond, Victoria, told The Lott officials their ticket for Saturday's TattsLotto drawing bore a set of numbers that was very familiar to the family.

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"We play every week! We've been playing these same numbers for 40 years," one of the brothers said. "I don't remember why we chose these numbers exactly. All I know was 40 years ago we each wrote down numbers and selected a ticket to play. We've been playing ever since."

The numbers earned the brothers a jackpot totaling $364,904.79.

"Once I realized it was true, I had the honor and pleasure of telling my brothers we were division one winners," the man said. "It was a great feeling to be able to call them and let them know."

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