A Massachusetts man who won nearly GBP 1.2 million in two lotto wins has told how he bought both tickets in the same shop six years apart.
Kevin Miller, who comes from the town of Montague in Franklin County, in the US state of Massachusetts, claimed his most recent prize on 20th July after scooping his first prize of USD 1 million (GBP 825,880) in 2016.
And now he has won a further USD 390,000 (GBP 322,093) in a second win, say game officials.
The Massachusetts Lottery said on 20th July: “Kevin Miller of Montague is the winner of a USD 25,000 (GBP 20,647) a year for life prize in the multi-state Lucky for Life game after the first five numbers on his Quic Pic ticket matched those selected in the drawing that took place February 18.
“This is the second big prize for Miller, having previously won a USD 1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s ‘Cadillac Riches’ instant ticket game in 2016.
“Miller claimed his most recent prize July 20 at Mass Lottery headquarters in Dorchester.
“He chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of USD 390,000 (before taxes).”
They added: “His winning ticket was purchased at Food City, 250 Avenue A in Turners Falls, the same location where he purchased his USD 1 million winning ticket. The store receives a USD 5,000 (GBP 4,129) bonus for its sale of the ticket.”
Last month, a man went to collect what he thought was a USD 600 (GBP 495) lottery prize but was stunned when he was told he’d won nearly USD 600,000 (GBP 495,456).
Joshua Locklear, 32, from Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina, went to the state lottery’s headquarters on 6th June to collect what he believed was a USD-600 (GBP-478.66) prize but he was shocked when he was told that it was actually USD 585,949 (GBP 467,446).
Locklear is quoted by the North Carolina Lottery as saying: “When I heard, I was like, ‘There’s no possible way I actually hit the jackpot’.”
And in May, a woman scooped USD 500,000 (GBP 412,880) on the lottery after stopping to buy the ticket on the way to her weekend cottage.
Deborah Berschbach, from Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan, said: “When I scanned the ticket on the Lottery app and the amount of USD 500,000 came up on the screen, we couldn’t believe it.”
In April, a man won USD 285,000 (GBP 235,341) on the lottery and said he has no plans to stop working as a waiter despite his ripe old age of 82.
Vicente Mosquera, who still works at an Italian restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia, said he used a special combination of numbers someone told him about many years ago.
The lucky waiter scooped USD 285,316 (GBP 230,000) on the 23rd April Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing.