(CNN) – A lucky man from South Carolina claimed his second lottery prize within days.
The big winner, from the Grand Strand, demanded a $ 40,000 prize on July 16 and then a $ 3 million prize on July 27. South Carolina Education Lottery buys two mega million quick exam tickets at a Murphy USA gas station on Myrtle Beach In a statement on Wednesday.
Now the millionaire often shopping at nearby Walmart, usually stopping Murphy USA to play the lottery, he told lottery officials.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “My family was shocked when I gave them the message.”
In both cases, the jackpot was lost by one number. However, he is a lucky one.
“The chances of winning $ 40,000 in playing mega-million are 1 in 931,001, and the chances of winning $ 3 million are approximately 1 in 13 million,” the South Carolina Education Lottery said.
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