June 29, 2022

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He bought two tickets with the same combination and won two jackpots

He bought two tickets with the same combination and won two jackpots

The man who could not remember if he ever bought a lottery ticket with the numbers he liked bought one second and won two jackpots with the winning combination.

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“I’m lying on my couch watching a basketball game on TV and I do not remember if I’ve confirmed my combination,” said 49-year-old Scotty Thomas from Fayetteville, North Carolina. An announcement from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Suspicious, he went online to buy a ticket.

“The next morning my son asked why I had registered two different sums. I realized I had probably bought two tickets, ”Scotty Thomas told CNN in a statement.

This small mistake is valid for him.

The number on each of his tickets in the draw on November 27 won a lifetime $ 25,000 prize.

“When I realized I had won, I had to lie down on the floor because I could not really believe it,” said the lucky one.

Garbage collector Scotty Thomas chose to take a total of $ 780,000 for two tickets.

According to the North Carolina Lottery Corporation, with this money he wants to invest in his business, pay off some debts, help his family and possibly buy a house.

After taxes levied on Lot, he has $ 551,851 left.

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