Perfect Timing on 12-12-12

By Matt Porter

Little Melody Jane Pigeon is the Southern Tier's Baby 12, born at 12:12 pm on 12-12-12.

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) You've heard baby new year, but how about baby 12.

At Lourdes Hospital at 12:12pm, little Melody Jane Pigeon was born.

At 8 pounds 4 ounces, even her weight lucked out.

Her mom, Lindsey Pigeon, said she already knows her lucky number.

"Definitely 12," said Pigeon.

Little Melody Jane was born on December 12, 2012.

A birthday no one in her family can forget.

"We all joked about it," said mom Lindsey, "We thought it would be really funny. We didn't think it would really happen."

As for dad Jordan, he takes the numerical coincidence as a sign.

"It's gotta mean something special right," he said, "She's gonna be a special person. It's crazy."

Lourdes is used to numerical coincidences.

Last year, a baby was born at 11:11 on 11-11-11.

From the lucky couple, to lucky winners at Tioga Downs.

A bigger than normal crowd filled the casino looking for luck.

Alison Meyer is a hostess for players at Tioga, and said she sees all sorts of superstitions around 12-12-12.

"The machines are all labeled with numbers and people are trying to sit at the twelfth machine," said Meyer, "I'm assuming people are playing the balls with 12s everywhere."

Tioga Downs gave away 112 dollars every 12 minutes beginning at 12:12.

One of those winners was Susan Crane from Addison said the win has changed her lucky number.

"Before it was 13," said Crane.

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