Colorado Man Hits $1 Million Powerball Jackpot Two Times in the Same Day

30 years of playing the same numbers paid off.


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A machine prints Powerball tickets.

A Colorado man who persevered through 30 years of rejection finally had his...compulsion (is that the right word?) pay off when he won a pair of $1 million Powerball jackpots (a.k.a. what you get if you match 5 numbers without getting the added Powerball) on the same day.

That man's name is "Joe B" and he hit it big twice on March 25 after filling in the circles for the same digits over the past 30 years. 

KUSA-TV reports that he cashed his winnings this past Friday, and that he bought the tickets from a pair of stores about a mile apart. One ticket was purchased in the morning, and the other ticket was purchased in the evening. If that sounds desperate, well then perhaps you just haven't landed your first job yet. 

Joe B. was able to claim his money, despite the ongoing pandemic, because the government entity running the state lottery board gave approval earlier this month to process tickets totaling more than $10,000 at a drive-thru claims center. 

Fox 8 reports that winners have to "make an appointment to claim their prize, or do so through the mail." But if you haven't won more than $10,000 through a lottery in Colorado, feel free to disregard that. 

Anyway, congrats to Joe B. Best of luck on keeping that last name a secret. 

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