There is a theory out there that states that we are more likely to be struck by lightning and die than to win a millionaire lottery prize; However, there are millions of people around the world who do not lose hope that one day luck will smile on them and they will obtain great profits through a lottery.
That is why there are many people who practically buy lottery tickets, of all kinds, on a daily basis, while others do so only when large amounts of money are at stake; some following their hunch while others always betting on the same numbers.
But a great stroke of luck is what he has had a Grand Strand person, in South Carolina, who became a millionaire overnight after winning 2 lottery draws just 11 days apart.
The first big blow was on July 16 when he was awarded $ 40,000 in a MegaMillions drawing. But the great surprise of his life would come on the 27th of that month when he won $ 3 million in another drawing for the same lottery game.
In a statement collected by Newsweek, the winner explained that he usually stops at the same gas station that is near his trusted supermarket. And when he finishes shopping and goes home, he has the custom, when paying for fuel, to also buy a lottery ticket for one of the nearby draws.
“My family was shocked when I gave them the news. I even asked the children, ‘what are the chances of this happening?’ But it has happened ”, said the lucky winner.
The South Carolina Lottery’s own organization indicated that there was a 1 in 931,001 chance of winning the $ 40,000 prize. But, in the second case, the chances of winning are almost impossible: there is only 1 in 13 million to win a prize of $ 3 million.
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