- The man identified as Joe B was announced as the winner of two $1 million (R18.2 million) powerball jackpots on 25 March
- Colorado Lottery communications director Meghan Dougherty said he bought one ticket in the morning and the other in the evening
- He played the same numbers unsuccessfully for 30 years before winning the jackpot
A lucky man has won R18.2 million lottery jackpot twice in one day after 30 years of playing the same number unsuccessfully.
The man identified as Joe B was announced as the winner of two $1 million (R18.2m) powerball jackpots on Wednesday, 25 March.
He claimed the winnings on Friday, 24 April, as reported by KUSA-TV.
Colorado Lottery communications director Meghan Dougherty said he bought one ticket in the morning and the other in the evening.
"This is not a drill. Colorado had two big powerball winners last night! $1 million winning ticket sold at seven- eleven on Widefield at Fontaine in Colorado Springs and $2 million winning ticket sold at Alta Convenience on N. Elizabeth in Pueblo. Congrats winners." Colorado Lottery tweeted.
The Colorado Lottery received approval earlier in April to process winning tickets worth $10,000 (R182 000) or more at the claims office amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In this, winners were supposed to make an appointment to claim their prize in person or through the mail.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported a lucky FNB bank customer has walked away with the R135 million Powerball.
The winner bought a R100 quickpick ticket through the FNB online banking platform.
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