Talk about having a lucky day.
Cary Collings of Puyallup, Washington, had just such a day, when he won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.
The 61-year-old first won $55,555 in the "Red Hot 5"s" scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.
Collings purchased his scratch card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.
He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.
The next morning after claiming his prize money at Washington's Lottery Federal Way office, he stop to get a pizza for lunch. While he was waiting for his pie, he went to the Fred Meyer next door and bought three "Bring on Bens" scratch-off tickets.
As luck would have it, the first ticket proved to be a winner, and Collings raked in another $200,000.
Collings has played Washington Lottery since it launched in 2004 but those two tickets were the first time he had ever won a significant amount.
Collings said he plans to use the funds from his first win to pay off debt and has yet to decide what to do with the rest of his winnings, but he did say he plans to return to his job at the Boeing Auburn plant.
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