Lucky bloke wins third Lotto jackpot in four years with tickets from one shop
One of the luckiest men alive has scooped his third lottery jackpot in just four years, remarkably having bought all three winning tickets from the same convenience store.
Terry Splawn from North Carolina, US, claimed his most recent prize last Wednesday (September 8) after his $20 (£14.45) scratchcard delivered an eye-watering $100,000 (£72,235) jackpot.
After state and federal taxes were deducted, Terry still managed to pocket $70,756 (£51,110) according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
"It’s unbelievable… It certainly is fun to win," he said after the win last week.
"It was on Labor Day, so it was a really nice surprise for the day."
The shop in question is Sam's Mini Stop in Concord, a city in North Carolina. Presumably, there will be queues out of the door in the coming days as people seek to cash in on the shop's magical luck.
Yet as life-changing as $100,000 sounds, this most recent win is by far the smallest of Terry's jackpots.
Back in April 2017, he claimed $1 million (£722,350) after buying a winning Millionaire Bucks ticket from the same shop. A $150 Million Cash Explosion scratchcard won him his second $1 million in March 2019.
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Jan Hannig, a statistics professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, described the back-to-back $1 million wins as "rare, but not impossibly rare" at the time. Maybe Terry's latest win has tipped his luck over that threshold.
People took to Twitter to congratulate Terry after his latest round of unfathomable luck.
"Congratulations on your win WooHoo," one commenter replied to North Carolina Education Lottery's tweet.
Another said: "I need to get Terry Splawn to buy my lotto tickets. Three-time winner is insane! Congratulations."
One even suggested that "there might be more to this story", unable to comprehend the fact that one man simply may have been this fortunate.
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