A man in Queensland, Australia shockingly won the lotto twice in one day after he bought two identical entries by “accident.”
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, had two of the four winning lotto tickets in Australia’s Saturday Gold Lotto on October 13, according to news.com.au. Each ticket earned the man $993,091.48 AUD, which means he won more than $1.98 million AUD ($1.41 million USD).
The lucky winner said he accidentally bought two separate tickets with his favourite numbers for the Saturday drawing. He was already celebrating his win when he was contacted by a Golden Casket lotto official, but reportedly was unaware he had won twice.
“Holy f–k. Two? Oh my god. I’ve got double that win?” he allegedly yelled, according to news.com.au. “So I’ve got more than $1.98 million? Mate, you’re kidding me, you are kidding me.”
He went on to call his winning “f—-ing intense.”
The man told news.com.au that he often doubles up on his tickets. “I’ve done it a few times now. I buy entries in advance, but then sometimes overlap when I get the next one.” He added that the two winning tickets had his “favourite numbers.” Read more