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Lottery winner hits $4 million jackpot for the second time in 3 years

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6 days ago Brian Niemietz
a man holding a sign in front of a truck: Michigan lottery winner Mark Clark. © handout Michigan lottery winner Mark Clark.

History just repeated itself for a Michigan man who hit the jackpot to the tune of $4 million with a scratch-off ticket in 2017, then did it again a few weeks ago.

Mark Clark, whose name almost repeats itself too, said it was “hard to put into words exactly what I am feeling” after using a “lucky” coin his recently departed dad gave him to scratch his way to a $4 million prize.

Though for Clark, this wasn’t the first time he’d experienced the joy of winning the Michigan Lottery. The very lucky man posed for Milottery.com holding his first novelty wining check from Dec. 12, 2017 next to his latest one, which is dated June 4, 2020.

“I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about 10 years ago,” he told the lottery webpage. “We lost him about a year ago after some health struggles, and I can’t help but think maybe that lucky coin helped me win this.”

According to CNN, Clark was working as a fuel delivery man when he bought his first winning ticket at a gas station on his route. He soon after retired so he could spend more time fishing and relaxing. There’s no indication he plans to retire from those activities.

“My dad and I always used to fish together and have great memories of that, so this will help me keep fishing and enjoying time with my son and family,” he said.

Clark said his life has had its shares of highs and lows, but said “everything is pretty amazing right now.”

The two-time winner took a lump sum of $2.5 million rather that having the full $4 million paid out over an extended period.

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