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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado man has won the lottery for the third time in a year and half for a total of $1 million.

The Colorado Lottery said a Colorado Springs man, identified only as "Paul G.," won a total of $1 million from three scratch tickets since March 2017.  $750,000 of his winnings come from second-chance drawings.

The Colorado Lottery said Paul won $250,000 on a "Thrilling Crossword" scratch ticket in March 2017, then on Aug. 14, 2018 he won $500,000 on a second chance drawing for the "Idyllic Dollars/Brilliant Bucks" drawing. Just two weeks later on Aug. 28, he won $250,000 for the "Royal Crossword" game.

For Paul's $500,000 second chance win in mid August, lottery officials surprised him at his house with an oversized check (video below).

"Holy s***," Paul said at the time. "I don't even know what to say."

"Did you ever think you'd be holding one of those checks?" officials asked. 

"No, but I'm sure happy I am," Paul said.

Paul G. will pick up his latest big check Wednesday at the Colorado Lottery claims office in Denver.

In Colorado, players can submit non-winning scratch tickets through the lottery website and app for a second chance at winning cash and other prizes.

VIDEO: Watch Paul G. surprised at home

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Posted: September 5, 2018, 11:32 am - IP Logged

When You Got The Itch: Scratch, Scratch, Scratch!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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    Posted: September 5, 2018, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations Paul G.    Enjoy paying off your house and going on a trip.Party

     Dreams do come true!

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      Posted: September 5, 2018, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

      Sometimes, things just come together.Banana

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        Posted: September 5, 2018, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

        I love this story.So lucky. and a true blessing i call it. Great to read. Congrats.Banana

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          3rd times a charm ?  Congrats Paul G. Keep on Scratchin'

          3 factors that apply to good; luck, bye and riddance

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            Posted: September 5, 2018, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

            Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.  Got a good head on his shoulders, such a good feeling when the house is paid off.  Naturally Mr. Dog lover noticed how friendly the dog was when the door was opened and the lady didn't freak out! 

             

            Would love to see what Terry's face looked like when she saw the oversized check.

             

            Keep on winning!

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              Posted: September 5, 2018, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

              Includes video report

              A Colorado man has won the lottery for the third time in a year and half for a total of $1 million.

              The Colorado Lottery said a Colorado Springs man, identified only as "Paul G.," won a total of $1 million from three scratch tickets since March 2017.  $750,000 of his winnings come from second-chance drawings.

              The Colorado Lottery said Paul won $250,000 on a "Thrilling Crossword" scratch ticket in March 2017, then on Aug. 14, 2018 he won $500,000 on a second chance drawing for the "Idyllic Dollars/Brilliant Bucks" drawing. Just two weeks later on Aug. 28, he won $250,000 for the "Royal Crossword" game.

              For Paul's $500,000 second chance win in mid August, lottery officials surprised him at his house with an oversized check (video below).

              "Holy s***," Paul said at the time. "I don't even know what to say."

              "Did you ever think you'd be holding one of those checks?" officials asked. 

              "No, but I'm sure happy I am," Paul said.

              Paul G. will pick up his latest big check Wednesday at the Colorado Lottery claims office in Denver.

              In Colorado, players can submit non-winning scratch tickets through the lottery website and app for a second chance at winning cash and other prizes.

              VIDEO: Watch Paul G. surprised at home

              iV5ttJsB2AQColorado man surprised at home with $500,000 second chance lottery prizeColorado Lottery officials surprised Paul G. at home on Aug. 14, 2018, after he won $500,000 on a second chance drawing for the "Idyllic Dollars/Brilliant Bucks" drawing.PT02M58Shttps://img.youtube.com/vi/iV5ttJsB2AQ/hqdefault.jpghttps://youtu.be/iV5ttJsB2AQ2018-09-05T11:12:00-05:00

              I'm happy for him..... But really tho I just need a hit of any jackpot game...1 time that's all!.

              SKANKIN SWEET!!

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                I'm happy for him..... But really tho I just need a hit of any jackpot game...1 time that's all!.

                Dd2160, I Agree! with you. One hit of either MM or PB will make my day. Good Luck to all!

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                  Posted: September 5, 2018, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                  Great job and most of it from 2nd chance drawings. I started checking the small bucket trashcan (very discretely)  and lottery slip display counter for used scratchers in my grocery store. I found 2 VA extreme millions scratchers where the 2nd chance prizes include $1 million. So this is how I play scratchers now and never spend a dime.

                  The Great Awakening.  Q.

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                    Posted: September 5, 2018, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                    It's nice to win in a fair way! Smash

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                      Posted: September 6, 2018, 6:48 am - IP Logged

                      Great job and most of it from 2nd chance drawings. I started checking the small bucket trashcan (very discretely)  and lottery slip display counter for used scratchers in my grocery store. I found 2 VA extreme millions scratchers where the 2nd chance prizes include $1 million. So this is how I play scratchers now and never spend a dime.

                      Artist77,  I hope you win soon with your found scratchers. I will not tell. 

                       I only play scratchers when I receive them as gifts.

                      Good Luck!

                        "May You Live Long and Prosper" Spock on Star Trek. A Vulcan.

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                        Posted: September 6, 2018, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                        $500,000 for a Second Chance prize?  That's the kind of prize that could make me actually buy some scratch-offs!

                        I checked the Florida Lottery website, and of the six Second Chance promotional games that are easily researched, the maximum top prize was $30,000 (in the 30th Birthday Cash Spectacular.)  For a chance at a $500,000 top prize, I wouldn't mind a few losing scratchers...

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                          Posted: September 6, 2018, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow, how ironic. I've lost the lottery 17 times the last three months. 

                           

                           

                           

                          I'm kidding, I've lost more than that.Smile

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                            Artist77,  I hope you win soon with your found scratchers. I will not tell. 

                             I only play scratchers when I receive them as gifts.

                            Good Luck!

                            I can't get into buying scratchers. Lol

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