A MASSACHUSETTS man has double the reason to celebrate after winning the lottery twice for a total of $1.4million.
Kevin Miller won $25,000 a year for life in the Lucky for Life lottery game.
Miller matched his first five numbers with those selected in the drawing.
His numbers were part of a quick pick – which meant the computer randomly generated the numbers printed on the ticket.
To add to his luck, Lucky for Life is a multi-state game.
The drawing took place February 18.
He recently claimed his prize money on July 20.
Miller chose the cash option and received a one-time payment of $390,000 before taxes.
First time win
Miller is certainly lucky for life, as this was the second jackpot he has won.
His first prize was in 2016.
That’s when he played the Massachusetts lottery game, “Cadillac Riches”.
It was an instant game ticket where he won a $1million prize.
For both wins, Miller bought the ticket at the same place.
Food City in Turners Falls will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
There’s no surefire way to win the lottery but there could be ways to increase your probability of winning.
Common numbers: Numbers like 31, 17 and 10 appear to be drawn more. It’s also worth making sure not to use consecutive numbers or numbers that fall in the same number group.
Lesser played games: Each game has different probabilities so it may be helpful to read the odds before you play. Some games such as scratch-offs or instead of the national lottery, you can try the local or state lottery. They may offer less cash, but the likelihood of winning is higher.
For Kevin, he won in both state and multi-state lottery games.
Be careful not to spend more than you can afford.
If you or a loved one shows signs of gambling addiction, you can get help by calling the National Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
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