- A man in Virginia who won a $2.5 million lottery prize in 2014 just did it again, winning $1 million from a scratch-off ticket.
- He says he will be using his latest winnings to make some investments and take care of his kids.
- More ridiculous lottery news here.
Another day, another person who just hit a huge jackpot playing the lottery after already hitting a huge jackpot playing the lottery.
Today’s most annoying person in the world is Michael Worsham of Chesapeake, Virginia.
Back in December of 2014, Worsham collected a $2.5 million lottery jackpot playing a lottery scratch-off ticket.
Last week, Worsham collected an additional $1 million from the Virginia Lottery after winning a second time playing a scratch-off ticket.
“I thought maybe I’d won a hundred dollars,” Worsham told Virginia Lottery officials when he redeemed his winning ticket. “I looked at it again and said, ‘This is a million!’”
Winning $2.5 million playing the lottery is an incredible feeling! … Winning another $1 million seven years later is indescribable! 👏👏👏👏👏https://t.co/ueBw0kfMrd
— Virginia Lottery (@VirginiaLottery) August 30, 2021
This time his windfall came via a Extreme Millions scratcher which features prizes ranging from $30 to $10 million, including the $1 million second prize that Worsham snagged.
According to the Virginia Lottery, Mr. Worsham had the choice of taking the full $1 million spread out over 30 years or… a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. He chose the cash option.
Annoying, right? It could have been worse.
Just a few weeks ago, John Hammill of Braintree, Massachusetts won his second giant lottery prize in 15 years.
The odds of him winning the first one, worth $1 million, was 1-in-2,016,000. The odds of him winning his second jackpot, worth $15 million, was 1-in-5,376,000.
Somehow, he won both.
And the name of the scratch-off game he played when he won the second time around? The Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club instant ticket game.
We can’t make this stuff up, folks.