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Man wins $1M lottery prize twice in one day

Posted on Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 | Comment icon 10 comments

The odds of winning twice in one day are astronomical. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Santeri Viinamaki
One fortunate Colorado resident couldn't believe his luck when he managed to scoop two consecutive jackpots.
Winning the lottery is something that most of us can only dream of, yet for others, it is an event that can occur, not just once, but twice - and sometimes within an inconceivably short space of time.

This week it was revealed that a man known as 'Joe B', who had been playing the lottery using the same numbers for over 30 years, walked into a store on Lake Avenue in Pueblo and purchased a ticket on March 25th before deciding to buy a second from a separate store a few hours later.

Incredibly, he discovered that both tickets had won the $1 million Powerball jackpot.

"Joe likes to play one play of his own numbers, and a couple more plays with Quick Picks," the Colorado Lottery explained. "He bought a few Powerball plays in the morning at 7-Eleven on 926 Lake Ave, then stopped and bought a few more plays in the evening at Loaf N' Jug on 2050 Lake Ave."
The lucky winner reportedly claimed his prize on Friday, however due to the coronavirus lockdown he had to visit a special drive-thru office to pick up the cheques.

According to the Colorado Lottery's website, when asked what he and his wife were going to do with his newfound wealth, Joe responded - "the boss has plans for it".

Source: Fox News | Comments (10)

Tags: Lottery, Prize

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe on 29 April, 2020, 19:28
I wanna win! Man, that would be so awesome!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Michelle on 29 April, 2020, 19:38
First thing I'd do is hire a bodyguard,an attorney and an accountant.
Comment icon #3 Posted by glorybebe on 29 April, 2020, 19:42
And an island, with a cabana boy
Comment icon #4 Posted by Michelle on 29 April, 2020, 19:44
That's a no brainer!
Comment icon #5 Posted by XenoFish on 29 April, 2020, 19:48
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 on 29 April, 2020, 19:52
My mom has a friendfrom college who won the lottery. They apparently had to change their name, move to a different state, etc. because of how much they were hounded. Acquaintances, distant relatives, total strangers coming out of the woodwork from everywhere asking, begging, and even demanding a handout. One reason my mom knows all of this is because she was one of the few people who didn't ask for anything.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Michelle on 29 April, 2020, 19:55
No doubt. I don't think they should publicize the winners for their own protection.
Comment icon #8 Posted by saywhat on 29 April, 2020, 20:45
If the man bought 2 tickets with the same numbers, for the same lotto... wouldn't it be a givin that he'd win twice? I know it says he buys a ticket with his numbers and a quick pick, but in the Sky News part with his picture it says same numbers same lotto.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Bed of chaos on 29 April, 2020, 20:50
Got my stimulus check today and bought two powerball tickets (which I never do) understand the odds but it's nice to dream!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Tuco's Gas on 29 April, 2020, 21:24
Can't wait for the mathematicians to tell us what the odds are of this happenings. I mean, they're already fairly astronomical to win once. I've heard we have a much better chance to be struck by lightning than win the lotto. But twice? Within one day? Those odds are gonna have a lot of zeroes in them.

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