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Man wins lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours

man wins lottery twice in one daySEATTLE — Talk about having a lucky day.

Cary Collings of Puyallup had what has to be, hands down, a great 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.

The next morning, after claiming his prize money at Washington’s Lottery Federal Way office, he stopped 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.

Collings said he plans to use the funds from his first win to pay off debt and has yet to decide what to do with the rest of his winnings, but he did say he plans to return to his job at the Boeing Auburn plant.

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13 Comments to “Man wins lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours”

    Esco said:
    June 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Wow!! ,somebody had a good day. Congratz Cary.! :)

    Skip said:
    June 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Love to see a winner!

    Guest said:
    June 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    "He stop to get a pizza for lunch…" ??? He STOPPED to. I've been seeing this grammatical error everywhere lately. People asking "What happen?" etc. People, pay attention to your verb tense!!

    Chris said:
    June 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    The mathematical probability of this happening is impossible. This wasn't just luck.

      Neil said:
      June 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Reminds me of stuff you see on TV, making a deal with the devil. Who knows, maybe he signed his soul away…

    jackie glenn said:
    June 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    mr cary collings I would love to shake your hand..maybe a touch of luck would rub off…..blessings u have are from above.you must be a wonderful man….

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