A Colorado man hit the jackpot twice in one day after he played the same numbers for 30 years.
Colorado Lottery officials identified the winner of the two $1 million Powerball jackpots as “Joe B.” on March 25. The man claimed his winnings on Friday, KUSA reported.
Officials said the winning tickets were sold at two different stores on Lake Avenue in Pueblo about a mile apart.
Communications Director Meghan Dougherty said “Joe B.” bought one ticket in the morning and one in the evening.
The Colorado Lottery received approval this month to process winning tickets with a value of $10,000 or more at a touch-free, drive-thru claims office due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Winners have to make an appointment to claim their prize or do so by mail.
“Joe B.” is not the only lottery winner who has won the lottery twice. A Connecticut man won a $30,000 lottery for the second time, purchasing both winning tickets at the same store, the New York Post reported.