WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- A 67-year-old man from Oakland County, Michigan accidentally purchased two identical tickets for the same Fantasy 5 lottery drawing.
- Both tickets ended up winning a $120,169 jackpot, resulting in a total prize of $240,338 for the man.
- The man plans to use some of his prize money to pay for his son’s education and the rest will go into savings.
A man from Oakland County, Michigan had an incredible stroke of luck when he accidentally purchased two identical tickets for the same Fantasy 5 lottery drawing and ended up winning two jackpots, totaling $240,338.
The 67-year-old man regularly plays the same set of numbers on a multi-draw Fantasy 5 ticket, which he bought to cover the drawings while he was out of town.
Due to an overlap in the drawings, both of his tickets ended up winning a $120,169 jackpot. The man was in disbelief when he checked his tickets online and saw the pending prize.
He said, “When I realized that I had won on one of the drawings both tickets covered to win $120,169 on each, I couldn’t help but laugh.”
The winner plans to use some of the money to pay for his son’s education, and the rest will go into savings.
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