The luckiest man in America: Factory worker wins the lottery TWICE in 24 hours after winning $200,000 on a scratchcard as he went to collect his $55,000 windfall
Winning $55,000 on the lottery would be enough for most people.
But within 24 hours, Cary Collings bought another scratchcard on the way to cashing in his ticket – and won another $200,000.
The 61-year-old can count himself among the luckiest men in America after winning the life changing sum.
Collings bought his first card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.
He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realised he had scooped $55,555 on the Red Hot 5’s.
Washington man wins lottery twice in 24 hours
Cary Collings of Puyallup, Washington, had just such a day, when he won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.
The 61-year-old first won $55,555 in the “Red Hot 5″s” scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.
Collings purchased his scratch card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.
He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.
The next morning after claiming his prize money at Washington’s Lottery Federal Way office, he stop to get a pizza for lunch. While he was waiting for his pie, he went to the Fred Meyer next door and bought three “Bring on Bens” scratch-off tickets.
As luck would have it, the first ticket proved to be a winner, and Collings raked in another $200,000.