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City man comes up winner again

by Jennifer Biller

STAFF WRITER

David Kidd doesn't carry a lucky rabbit's foot or even a four-leaf clover. He doesn't need to.

The 56-year-old Clarksburg man was one of the winners of a $25,000 cash prize in Monday night's West Virginia Lottery drawing.

But what makes Kidd even more unique is his knack for choosing winning numbers. This isn't his first time winning the lottery. He also won $25,000 in the Cash25 game a year ago.

"I consider myself lucky," he said. "Winning it this week for the second time just sort of knocked me off my feet for a minute or two."

His lucky winning numbers this time were 2-13-14-15-16 and 24.

What led Kidd to play that series of numbers?

"I had a feeling about a couple of the numbers, and that day I had a feeling they were going to run in succession," he said.

Kidd purchased both of the winning tickets at Dave's Restaurant in Nutter Fort.

He plays the lottery frequently and always chooses his own numbers. He watches the numbers that have previously won and believes there is a pattern to the numbers.

Kidd attributes his winning to luck and intuition.

"Both times I hit it, I knew I was going to win," he said. "I just had a feeling."

But even with his gut feeling, Kidd wasn't waiting by the television to watch the drawing. In fact, he didn't even see it. One of the employees at the restaurant remembered the numbers he had played and called to give him the news, he said.

What words of wisdom does the two-time winner offer for those wanting to try their luck?

"Go with your gut feeling," he said.

Also, playing important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries doesn't hurt, he said.

Kidd owns West Virginia Auto Glass in Clarksburg. He lives in Clarksburg with his wife, Doris.

He thinks the lottery gives everyone an equal opportunity to be a winner.

"The lottery gives anybody who has a dollar bill the chance to make money," he said. "One dollar gives you an opportunity to make a lot of dollars."

Kidd has received some good-natured teasing from his friends, hoping his luck will rub off on them.

"I got an e-mail from a friend asking if I could mail him a dollar," he said.

Staff writer Jennifer Biller can be reached at 626-1443.

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