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Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice

May 6, 2019, 7:53 am

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A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto — twice.

The St Albans man had forgotten he had two entries in Tuesday's $70 million draw, each marked with the same numbers.

"I'm speechless. I can't believe it," he told officials, who alerted him to his double bounty.

Both tickets had the same marked numbers which he'd been playing for 30 years.

"I play every week. I have always marked my entries, but I have never chosen the numbers on anything in particular. They weren't special before, but they are now," he said.

The man had knocked off work when he discovered his unusual win.

He said he was planning to share his winnings with family, but had to think about what to spend it on.

"I might think about retiring. First maybe a new home or a holiday," the winner said.

Another mystery winner netted more than $23 million in the draw, after buying a ticket in Hobart.

The unregistered ticket was sold at Hobart City Lotto at Argyle Street, but the winner cannot be contacted.

"Imagine discovering you're a mid-week multi-millionaire!" The Lott spokeswoman Bronywn Spencer said.

She urged Oz Lotto players to check their numbers.

Thanks to dannyct for the tip.

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