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Lightning DOES strike more than once - the bizarre way a lucky man won the same lottery draw TWICE

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/15/2018 Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia
A man has won the lottery twice in the same draw making him $1.98million richer after mistakenly buying an extra ticket  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A man has won the lottery twice in the same draw making him $1.98million richer after mistakenly buying an extra ticket 

A man has won the lottery twice in the same draw making him $1.98million richer after he mistakenly bought an extra ticket.

The Sunshine Coast winner didn't even realise he had won first prize in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw multiple times.

In a strange twist, he had bought two tickets with the same numbers, which doubled his division one prize from $993,000 to more than $1.98 million. 

The Queenslander in his 40s, who was already celebrating his lottery win, used some colourful language when a Golden Casket official contacted him on Monday morning to tell him he had won a lot more than he thought.

'Holy f***! Two? Two? Oh my god. I've got double that win,' he said.

'So I've got more than $1.98 million? 

'Mate, you're kidding me, you are kidding me! This is f***ing intense.'

The man had 'accidentally' bought two of the four division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3885.

'What I did is I accidentally doubled up. I did buy two tickets,' he said.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: In a strange twist, he had bought two tickets with the same numbers, which doubled his division one prize from $993,000 to almost $1.98million © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In a strange twist, he had bought two tickets with the same numbers, which doubled his division one prize from $993,000 to almost $1.98million

'I've done it a few times now. I buy entries in advance, but then sometimes overlap when I get the next one. I can't believe it.'

His good news came five months after Sydney undertaker Carlo Massetti, 59, won Lotto twice in one week, taking home $2.5 million after buying tickets from a Bondi news agency.

This man was already lucky enough, with his double win in one week taking to five his lottery wins in just three months.

a man wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: His good news came five months after Sydney undertaker Carlo Massetti (pictured) won Lotto twice in one week, taking home $2.5million after buying tickets from a Bondi newsagency © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited His good news came five months after Sydney undertaker Carlo Massetti (pictured) won Lotto twice in one week, taking home $2.5million after buying tickets from a Bondi newsagency

The latest instant millionaire from the Sunshine Coast hinted he might quit his job after choosing his 'favourite numbers' based on superstition.

'Today, you've changed my life man,' he said. 

'Will I quit my job? This is a distinct possibility.' 

The winning numbers in Saturday's Gold Lotto draw 3885 were 10, 34, 6, 40, 37 and 3, while the supplementary numbers were 15 and 18.

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