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'Like winning the lottery four times' | Virginia Beach twins discover rare seven-leaf clover

WVEC-TV Norfolk logo WVEC-TV Norfolk 3/9/2021 Philip Townsend

There’s a lot of luck here in the Shunkwiler’s backyard in Virginia Beach.

But there is a lot of determination too.

It's a determination that led 8-year-old twins Shane and Noah Shunkwiler to a once-in-a-lifetime find.

“I started searching,” said Noah. “and I said ‘daddy I found this weird looking clover.’”

It wasn't a four or a five or a six... but a seven-leaf clover!

a close up of a green leaf © Provided by WVEC-TV Norfolk

“Which is like winning the lottery four times,” said father Bruce Shunkwiler.

Bruce snapped a few pictures of the rare clover before putting it in a glycerin solution to preserve it.

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The odds of finding a seven-leaf clover are one in 250,000,000.

“I was shocked,” said Shane.

The twins couldn’t have timed the discovery better. It’s a week from St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s enough good fortune to last for a while.

“We’re already pretty fortunate,” said Bruce. “But we’ll take whatever we can get.”

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