Woman wins two $2 million Lotto tickets on the same day

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A very lucky Florida woman is celebrating becoming an overnight multi-millionaire after buying two winning lottery tickets.

The Florida Lottery announced Susan Fitton has claimed two $2 million prizes in the Mega Millions jackpot game, which is equivalent to around $5.5 million total Australian dollars.

Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Source: Getty Images
A woman in Florida has become a multi-millionaire after claiming two winning lottery tickets on the same day earlier this month. Source: Getty Images

The 64-year-old’s numbers on the identical tickets matched all five white balls, but not the Mega Ball, meaning she won the lottery twice on the same day.

An add-on feature also reportedly helped boost her life-changing windfall.

"The Megaplier number for the Sept. 14 drawing was 2, which doubled Fitton's prize from $1 million to $2 million," Meredyth Hope Norman, communications manager at the Florida Lottery, told the Miami Herald.

"But she bought two tickets with the same numbers, so that became $4 million."

She claimed her big prize after a drawing at the West Palm Beach District Office on September 14.

A customer purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Source: Getty Images
The Prop Mart where the winning tickets were purchased will also receive a big bonus. Source: Getty Images

The Prop Mart in Boca Raton, where she bought the winning tickets, will also receive more than $10,000 ($7,268 AU) as part of a bonus commission.

Woman defies odds to win big twice

WPTV reports the odds of winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize one in 12,607,306, meaning Ms Fitton is extremely fortunate to claim victory - not once, but twice.

And while it's rare to win the lottery twice, it's not unheard of.

In July a lucky punter claimed two big prizes in as many weeks.

The man from South Carolina claimed a $US40,000 prize on July 16 and then a $US3 million one on July 27.

The Florida lottery website it has "made more than 3,000 people millionaires," with more than $US75 billion paid out in winnings over the years.

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