Tavern owners hit jackpot again!

August 25, 2009 4:53:05 PM PDT
It's the first time a winning hot lotto ticket has come from Delaware, even though the winners live in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. And you'll understand if their friends call Rose Crowther Mrs. Lucky.66-year-old Robert Crowther has already put his $10,774,362.00 winnings in the bank.

It was Bob's wife, Rose, who bought the winning ticket at a gas station on Philadelphia Pike. The hot lotto ticket was worth $16.6-million but the Crowther's chose to take the $10-million lump sum instead. Bob says its likely Rose will make up for the lost winnings.

"About 3-and-a-half weeks ago she hit a $100,000 in Pennsylvania."

In fact, at this tavern, called Bonners, owned by the couple, Rose is considered "Lady Luck" in the flesh. She won $1200 playing the lottery before along with countless casino winnings; along with raffles and then thee was the time Ralph Holmes gave Rose and a few friends scratch tickets. Ralph said it was Rose who hit for $500.

"She split the money with me. I said outstanding. That's how lucky she was way back then," said Ralph.

"Probably the luckiest person I've ever met. She's very lucky," said Carol Carlson who bartends at the couple's tavern.

As for the bar, Bob said he'll probably sell it, buy a house and take care of his daughter, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rose was unavailable for the interview because she was going to New Jersey to buy a Mega Millions ticket!


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