- A couple, who asked not to be named, recently won $3 million from a Missouri Lottery scratch-off ticket.
- That same couple revealed they had already won a $250,000 lottery jackpot a few years ago.
- More crazy lottery stories here.
There’s being lucky and then there’s being annoyingly lucky. A couple from Washington County, Missouri clearly fall into the latter category after winning a giant lottery prize for the second time.
The couple, who had already won a $250,000 lottery prize a few years ago, were recently picking up some groceries at the Short Stop Convenience Shop in Potosi when they decided to try their luck one more time.
After buying a $30 Big Riches scratch-off lottery ticket, lo and behold, they had won again, only this time the prize was even bigger than before: $3 MILLION.
“I just had this feeling,” one of the winners told Missouri Lottery officials.
The couple knew they had won big before they even left the store.
“We started scratching the ticket and saw we had won $100,000,” said one of the winners. “We kept scratching, and they were all $100,000!”
This Washington County, Mo couple is celebrating a winning $3 million scratch off lotto ticket. A few years ago they won a $250k lotto prize. Latest winning ticket sold at Short’s Stop Convenience store near Potosi. pic.twitter.com/mQDww0d5b7
— Jeff Bernthal (@JeffBernthal) November 24, 2021
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Cashier Abi Schrum, who sold the couple their winning lottery ticket, told Fox 2 Now, “There were tears of joy everywhere.”
Schrum also asked the question everyone else who heard the news was asking, “What are the odds to win two in one lifetime?”
As we have seen time and time and time again, apparently the odds of it happening aren’t as great as one might think.
“It was just like God blessed us again,” said the wife.
The winning couple, who did allow photos to be taken after their second big lottery win, asked not to be identified by name as Missouri law makes it a crime to release the names of winning lottery players without their permission.