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Meet the Woman Who Hit the Jackpot Worth $1 Million Twice Within a Span of 10 Weeks

Christine Wilson of Attleboro, MA, defies odds, winning two $1 million jackpots within 10 weeks. Her luck has stunned many, captivating lottery enthusiasts.
PUBLISHED MAY 5, 2024
Cover Image Source: A man reaches for printed Mega Millions lottery tickets | Getty Images | Photo by Tim Boyle
Cover Image Source: A man reaches for printed Mega Millions lottery tickets | Getty Images | Photo by Tim Boyle

In gloomy times when cost of living and the sluggist pace of wage hikes is forcing Americans to live paycheck to paycheck or even part with their savings, lottery winnings come as a source of positivity. One of those who got lucky is Christine Wilson, who hit her second jackpot worth $1 million in a matter of weeks at The Massachusetts State Lottery.

A man selects numbers for his Big Game lottery | Getty Images | Photo by Tim Boyle
A man selects numbers for his Big Game lottery | Getty Images | Photo by Tim Boyle

Wilson's lucky streak began earlier this year when she secured her first $1 million prize on February 23. Opting for a lump-sum payment, Wilson received $650,000 before taxes and bought a brand-new SUV.

Fortune played its part again and Wilson's second $1 million prize came from playing the "100X Cash" $10 instant ticket game, acquired at Family Food Mart in Mansfield. As she did with her previous win, Wilson chose to receive her prize as a cash payment, but this time, she plans to bolster her savings.

Wilson made news for defying the odds after lottery officials highlighted the rarity of such an occurrence. The Family Food Mart, where Wilson purchased her winning ticket, is also celebrating after received a $10,000 bonus for facilitating the lucky transaction.



In a similar stroke of luck, another Michigan resident struck gold with lottery tickets not once, but twice, within a mere six-month timeframe. The 59-year-old man hailing from Wayne County, scored a substantial windfall of $110,000 in the Fantasy 5 Double Play drawing on February 11, a win that echoed his previous success in August when he pocketed an identical prize of $110,000 by participating in the same game. Much like his earlier victory, the man purchased his latest winning ticket at a BP gas station in Southfield—the very same location where he acquired his fortuitous ticket back in August. Reflecting on his serendipitous turn of events, he shared his disbelief at his newfound luck. Recounting the moment of realization, he expressed, “I couldn’t believe it. Winning is such a blessing!” Interestingly, the man opted to alter his Fantasy 5 numbers for the recent draw, a decision that ultimately proved to be lucky once again. Upon checking his tickets at the store, he received a surprising revelation from the clerk, who recognized the magnitude of his win. Overwhelmed by the improbable occurrence, he marveled at his good fortune, even remarking, “There is no way, I can’t be that lucky.”

Balbir Atwal, owner of the California 7-Eleven that sold one of the 3 Powerball winning tickets, holds up a $1 million check after received from the California State Lottery, | Getty Images | Photo by Ringo Chiu
Balbir Atwal, owner of the California 7-Eleven that sold one of the 3 Powerball winning tickets, holds up a $1 million check after received from the California State Lottery, | Getty Images | Photo by Ringo Chiu

Following his initial jackpot win, the winner spent his winnings on settle his debts. With his latest windfall, however, he intends to adopt a more relaxed approach, indicating, “I plan to sit back and just look at it in my bank account for a while.” The Fantasy 5 game, which offers players the opportunity to win sizable prizes starting at $100,000, involves selecting five numbers from 1 to 39 for a $1 entry fee. Additionally, for an extra dollar, players can opt for the Double Play feature, enhancing their chances of securing winnings of up to $110,000 in the draw.

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