What are the odds of that? About 1 in 9.7 trillion. He plans to use the winnings to pay his son’s college tuition and his daughter’s remaining car payments, as well as to take his family on a vacation, according to ABC.
Kenneth J. Stokes Beats Odds, Wins Twice in Same Lottery Drawing
There aren't to many stories like this. Some may call it an accident, but by most accounts, Kenneth J. Stokes of Norwood, Mass., is a lucky man. He won $546,000 in the Massachusetts State Lottery this week after his number came up twice, according to ABC’s Good Morning America. This is what happened: He is a lottery season ticket holder in the Massachusetts State Lottery Lucky for Life, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, preset numbers of his choosing, the report says. But Monday, Stokes apparently forgot about the season pass and purchased a second ticket with the same sequence of numbers, the morning show reports. He received a call from lotto officials on Tuesday morning about his newfound fortune.