Lightning struck twice for a Nebraska lottery player.
It was a case of déjà vu. In March, Christiansen stopped by the same store and won $50,000 when he scratched off a winning “Money Clip” ticket.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Christiansen told Nebraska Lottery officials. “What are the odds? I didn’t think it was real.”
According to lottery officials, the odds of winning the top prize in each game are 1 in 80,000. Winning both of them? The odds would be astronomical.
Christiansen cashed his latest prize at lottery headquarters on Oct. 15, according to a news release.
The double winner said he plans to use some of his winnings to build a garage and save for retirement, lottery officials said in their news release. Christiansen added that his daughter died recently, and he is trying to buy her house.
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