Less than three years after winning a $1 million jackpot playing the lottery, a North Carolina man did it again last week with a winning million dollar scratch-off lottery ticket.
This man, Max Bouldin of Trinity, N.C., purchased his winning $10 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket from the local Trindale Mini Mart after previously winning a million dollars from an Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket in July 2018.
Max Bouldin and Deborah Prince of #Trinity won $1 million after a 'lucky feeling' led them to buy an Extreme Millions scratch-off. The couple said they are excited to use the money to invest in their future. Congrats! https://t.co/wU3Gp3BR2P pic.twitter.com/G9qAHQSpjA
— NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) July 5, 2018
“I’m just shocked,” Bouldin said as he claimed his second $1 million lottery prize. “I’m in awe. This is a one in a million chance.”
Actually, that’s understating it. And annoying as hell.
“I’m very grateful,” said Bouldin. “I just can’t believe this.”
Instead of taking the million dollars as a 20-year annuity with payments of $50,000 a year, Bouldin opted to take the lump sum of $600,000, meaning he took home $424,503 after taxes.
As if that wasn’t ridiculous enough, a woman in Idaho recently won $50,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket just two weeks after winning $200,000 from a ticket bought at the same Nomnom convenience store.
Candice Hare, of Clarkston, Wash., told Idaho Lottery officials, “I was hanging out with some friends and I got a bunch of tickets to play on Wednesday night. I scratched the bar codes and was just checking to see if they won. Then I got one that said I needed to sign it and to claim it at the Lottery.
“I had all the numbers on one line and the prize was $50,000. Nuh-uh, no way. I couldn’t believe it happened again! People all over town are already asking to rub me for luck.”
Hare says she plans on going on a shopping spree then invest the rest of her Scratch Game Blackjack Big Bingo winnings.
Good for her.