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Colorado Man Hits $1M Lottery Jackpot Twice In One Day

"Joe B." Has Been Playing The Same Numbers For 30 Years Before His Pair Of Seven-Figure Scores

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"Joe B." Collects His Winnings (Photo c/o Colorado Lottery)A Colorado man won a seven-figure lottery jackpot twice in one day.

The Colorado Lottery announced that a man identified as “Joe B.” won two $1 million Powerball jackpots on March 25. He went to collect his winnings earlier this week, which allowed officials to identify him.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials approved a touch-free, drive-thru claims office for winning tickets of $10,000 or more to be redeemed. Winners must schedule an appointment. There are more than 14,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.

According to MSN, the man has been playing the same lottery numbers for 30 years. He bought multiple tickets with the same numbers on the same day.

“Joe likes to play one of his own numbers, and a couple more plays with Quick Picks,” reads the story on the Colorado Lottery website. “He bought a few Powerball plays in the morning at 7-Eleven on 926 Lake Ave, then stopped and bought a few more plays in the evening at Loaf N’ Jug on 2050 Lake Ave.”

Both of those locations are in Pueblo, the same city that was home to a winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million last week.

 
 
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