Man wins $5.8m for second time in three years on scratchie

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A lottery winner can’t believe his luck after he scooped a staggering $5.8 million for the second time.

Mark Clark scooped the massive windfall this week, Michigan Lottery in the US confirmed on Monday, less than three years after he won the same gargantuan sum from a scratch card in December 2017.

“You don’t think you’ll win millions once, and you definitely never think it would happen twice,” he told Michigan Lottery.

The 50-year-old revealed he retired after his first win and spent most of his time fishing with his dad.

His father passed away last year and Mr Clark can’t help but think his dad had something to do with his latest win.

Mark Clark is overjoyed after his latest win. Source: Michigan Lottery
Mark Clark is overjoyed after his latest win. Source: Michigan Lottery

“I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about 10 years ago... I can’t help but think maybe that lucky coin helped me win this,” he said.

Mr Clark posed for a photo with his two giant cheques, beaming from ear to ear.

“What are the odds!” one Twitter user proclaimed as the image was shared on social media.

Mr Clark said the win will allow him to continue fishing and enjoy time with his son and family.

He accepted a lump sump of US$2.5 million ($3.6 million) instead of staggered payments of the US$4 million ($5.8 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.

In 2018, a Bondi man scooped two prizes over one million dollars in the space of a week.

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