They say that lightning never strikes twice, but not if you’re Mark Clark. The Michigan man has scooped a multi-million dollar jackpot for the second time in less than three years.
The Michigan Lottery confirmed the win on Monday, less than three years after Mark won the same colossal sum from a scratch card in 2017.
The 50-year-old revealed he retired after his first win and spent most of his time fishing with his dad – Sadly Mark’s father passed away last year.
“I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about ten years ago… I can’t help but think maybe that lucky coin helped me win this,” he said.
“You don’t think you’ll win millions once, and you definitely never think it would happen twice,” he told Michigan Lottery.
Mark has opted to accept a lump sum of US$2.5 million instead of staggered payments of the US$4 million prize.
“I’ve had a lot of ups and a lot of downs in my life, but everything is pretty amazing right now,” Mr Clark said.
This story reminds me of an Australia man who won a car playing a scratch card game. A local news station asked him to re-create the moment when he won. The man purchased another card at the same shop and the crew film as he stretched away.
As the camera’s rolled they captured the moment he won a life-changing amount, a $250,000 jackpot! In the video below you can see the moment Bill realises he’s beaten the odds once again!
“I just won 250,000. I am not joking. I just won 250,000. Please don’t film me,” he said. “I don’t believe this is happening. I think I will have another heart attack. Oh gosh!” he said