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Australian woman accidentally buys duplicate lottery ticket and wins twice

Jul 23, 2013, 6:06 pm

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A Melbourne, Australia, woman's forgetfulness has paid off to the tune of $835,149.68 (US$776,334) after she accidentally bought two entries in Saturday night's TattsLotto draw and won two division-one prizes.

Each entry netted the woman in her 30s a division-one prize worth $413,810.74, and her cumulative winnings — including cash from several other divisional prizes — came to $835,149.68.

The woman was told of her win on Monday, and initially believed the phone call from Tatts was a practical joke.

"This isn't a hoax is it? Hang on, I'll have to take my coat off, it's really hot all of a sudden!" she said.

"I buy a TattsLotto ticket every week, and I just forgot that I'd already bought one for the weekend when I went to another shop to buy the second one.

"I always play the same numbers made up of family birthdays."

The woman did not have immediate plans to stop working but said she had already earmarked a large chunk of the prize to pay off her home.

"Half of that $835,000 will go straight towards the mortgage ... I guess it's a good thing we won twice so there's some prize money left over. It will be such a relief to be debt-free," she said.

"I'll have to go and ring hubby now to break the news."

The woman bought both winning tickets at Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, from separate newsagencies.

Six out of 10 winning division-one entries for Saturday's draw were bought in Victoria. The four other winning entries were sold in East Doncaster, Heidelberg, Glenroy and St Albans.

The Age

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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God Bless her.

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    awww she sounds like a nice person. And one with good common sense... pay off the mortgage first, not fancy cars and trips!

    Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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      Keokuk,Iowa
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      Double your pleasure,double your fun!!

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        Some people have all the luck. Congrats to the winner.

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          This reminds me of the West Virginia player who hit the PowerBall second prize with PowerPlay for 7 tickets in 2012. I am happy for this woman. I cannot wait for my turn Naughty

          That money's gone fo ever

            dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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            Congratulation to the winnerThumbs Up

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              This reminds me of the West Virginia player who hit the PowerBall second prize with PowerPlay for 7 tickets in 2012. I am happy for this woman. I cannot wait for my turn Naughty

              Nice story.  Unexpected windfalls are always nice. 

              After I win this Powerball jackpot, I will be playing for a mondo 2nd prize, especially with the way the Mega Millions game is being revamped this fall.  Now time to get those matching numbers...homina, homina, ohmmmmmmmmmm!!!

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is one  MIRACLE I desire for 2019!!!  NOW come to my subconscious mind you 6 winning numbers!US Flag

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                Anyone know the number matrix for this game. ... is there any game in the us similar And what's the cost per play


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                  Anyone know the number matrix for this game. ... is there any game in the us similar And what's the cost per play

                  I followed this link from above (on this page) and it looks like a 6/45 game.


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                    Very nice win. Its like winning a house, and not having to move. Green laugh


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                      Thumbs Up

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                        ive done that bought the same ticket  twice.   unfortunately   without the winning jackpot part,. but did get 2x $40 i think it was.

                        " Still swinging, still missing "
                        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

                        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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                          Some people have all the luck. Congrats to the winner.

                          I Agree!

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                            Double your pleasure,double your fun!!

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