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Lucky streak more a streak of strange for 76-year-old Houston woman

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Except for Ruby and Honey Boo-Boo, 76-year-old Ora Manning has lived alone for the past few decades.

Last Monday she got this in the mail.

It looks like it's from the I.R.S.

It says Manning's refund check is on the way.

"It was very puzzling to me," Manning said. "In the first place I didn't even file income tax that year."

Then something else weird happened.

The phone rang.

Apparently fate was calling.

"She said oh my God, Oh my God," Manning recalled. "Honey get a pin so you can write down everything I tell you."

Miss Manning did just that.

"You have won 9 hundred and 50 thousand dollars and a brand new 2013 Mercedes Benz," Manning said the caller told her.

So what did she think?

"Just what I hope everybody else thinks," Manning said. "There's something wrong with this."

Three women and 2 men would be coming to her door with balloons, the caller told Manning.

One of the men would have a briefcase filled with 50 thousand dollars and her expensive new car would be on a flatbed truck.

But she would have to pay the 5 visitors tax and title for the car.

Not possible Manning told the caller since she only had four dollars and 90 cents in the bank.

The 5 people coming to her house could split the winnings Manning told the caller.

"And I said you have a very blessed day in Jesus name," Manning said before hanging up.

24 hours later this comes in the mail.

A very real looking I.R.S. refund check for over 7 thousand dollars.

But in addition to Manning's name the check is also made out to Fred Overstreet.

Who's Fred Overstreet?

Manning has no idea.

She contacted the I.R.S. who told her to send the check to them.

Manning says she knows a scam when she sees one.

But Ruby and Honey Boo-Boo are still hoping there's a luxury car in their future.

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