A LOTTERY winner who picked up £630,000 was left stunned when he scooped the same prize a year later.
Antoine Beaini was happy enough when he won Canada’s Maxmillion LOTTO MAXprize for the first time, back in August 2021.
But after buying another ticket, Antoine could barely believe his eyes when he checked his numbers – and found won the same prize again.
“I couldn’t believe it. I thought ‘Again?’,” said Antoine, from the town of Milton in Ontario.
“It was more shocking than the first win. I told my wife, and she was very happy!”
Elated Antoine then made his way to the OLG’s headquarters in Toronto to claim his winnings for the second time.
He told lottery officials: “This is incredible. I feel awesome!”
“I was also at the prize centre in August 2021 to pick up a $1 million prize!”
The generous lottery winner plans to use his winnings to ensure his family’s well-being while looking out for his younger relatives.
He added: “I want to make sure the next generation of my family is set up comfortably.”
It comes after another Canadian won the lotto twice in five months bought both scratch cards from the same shop.
James Courtemanche, 43, also from Ontario, can’t believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury.
He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet £51,883 in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling £58,369 this year.
James said: “I couldn’t believe it happened again.
“I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one.”
Meanwhile a Florida woman overcame astonishing odds to win a second $1m casino jackpot – just three weeks after scooping a $1m prize at the same casino.
Odds of winning each jackpot are 60 million to one, meaning the odds of scooping it twice are a remarkable 3.6 quadrillion to one.
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