One man managed to beat the odds and win the lottery, not once, but twice.
The man from the US state of South Carolina was out shopping at his local Walmart when he decided put some petrol in his car and buy a lottery ticket on July 27.
The man had actually won $40,000 ($A54,504) on July 16, which left him feeling "lucky", a South Carolina Education Lottery statement said.
After his trip to the supermarket on the 27th, the man became a multi-millionaire, winning $3 million $A4 million) with a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
"I couldn't believe it," he said after winning for the second time.
"My family was shocked when I broke the news."
The South Carolina Education Lottery said if the man had matched just one more number in either of the draws, he would have won the jackpot.
However, the man is not complaining about his new fortune and questioned his kids on the odds of winning the lottery twice.
"The odds of winning $40,000 playing Mega Millions® are 1 in 931,001, and the odds of winning $3 million are about 1 in 13 million," the South Carolina Education Lottery said.
Melbourne man makes Australian Powerball history
Last week a Melbourne father who lost his job due to Covid saw his luck change when he won $80 million, making him the third-biggest lottery winner in Australian history.
The man said he bought a house just before he lost his job during one of Victoria's earlier lockdowns and had been working as a cleaner.
Like for so many people, these lockdowns have been really tough for our family," he told The Lott.
“But I’ve always said, you’ve just gotta keep trying. Now, look what’s happened.
“It is absolutely unbelievable!"
He plans on helping as many people as he can with his new fortune.
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