A North Carolina man accidentally bought 2 identical lottery tickets -- 并荣获 2 jackpots

A North Carolina man wasn’t sure if he had bought a ticket in the state’s Lucky for Life lottery drawing, so he filled out the online form.

I was just laying in bed watching a basketball game on TV and I couldn’t remember if I filled it out or not,” said Scotty Thomas, 49, 从费耶特维尔, 根据 North Carolina Education Lottery.
I went ahead and filled it out again and the next morning my son asked why there were two different amounts listed. I realized, ‘I think I filled it out twice.'
      It turned out he had won $ 25,000 each year for life with each ticket in the November 27 drawing. That prize is the Lucky for Life’s drawing second-biggest prize, behind a $ 1,000 for life payout, according to the lottery.
        When I realized I won, I had to lay down on the floor because I really just couldn’t believe it,” 托马斯说. “It’s just a blessing.
            汤玛士, a dump truck operator, opted for a lump sum of $ 780,000 for both tickets instead of annual payments, according to the lottery, saying he wanted to invest in his business, pay off bills, help his family and perhaps buy a house.
            After taxes, he netted $ 551,851, the lottery said.