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Twice as Lucky: Maryland Man’s Mistake Leads to $2 Million Powerball Win

In an astonishing twist of fate, a Maryland resident’s simple error resulted in a massive $2 million Powerball victory. The man, hailing from Anne Arundel County, secured not one but two $1 million prizes by unintentionally playing his lottery numbers twice for the same draw.

The Maryland Lottery revealed that this remarkable win came during the April 1 Powerball drawing. The man, driven by the thrill of a jackpot reaching the $1 billion mark, decided to re-enter some of his previous numbers at a local 7-Eleven, using the lottery’s replay feature. This feature conveniently lets players reuse their old numbers in new draws.

The following day brought an overwhelming surprise. Upon reviewing the draw’s outcome, he discovered one ticket matching the first five numbers, minus the Powerball, netting him $1 million. A call to his wife ensued, marking a tearful yet joyous moment. However, the astonishment didn’t end there. Shortly after, he found a second winning ticket, identical to the first, effectively doubling their windfall to $2 million.

“It was mind-blowing,” said the father of two, expressing disbelief at his inadvertent luck.

The couple has decided to invest their unexpected fortune wisely.

As for the 7-Eleven in Annapolis that sold the winning tickets were rewarded with a $5,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery, adding a cherry on top of this incredible story.



USD 100 Million!

Next draw: Wednesday, May 22, 2024