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Michigan man wins $4 million for the second time within three years

Jun 23, 2020, 1:42 pm

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He might be the luckiest lottery player in Michigan right now

By Kate Northrop

SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. — A Michigan resident might be the luckiest lottery player in the state right now after he won a $4 million prize from a scratch-off ticket not once, but twice in three years.

Winning one $4 million prize from an instant game in 2017 did not deter Mark Clark, 50, from playing the lottery going forward. Luckily for him, it was the right choice — he ended up winning a second $4 million prize just three years later.

In 2017, Clark purchased a ticket for the lottery's Millionaire's Club instant game while delivering fuel. After winning his first prize, he left his job and devoted much of his time to fishing with his father, who passed away from health complications about a year ago.

Clark doesn't plan on spending his new winnings any differently than before.

"My dad and I always used to fish together and have great memories of that, so this will help me keep fishing and enjoying my time with my son and family," he said in a statement released by the Michigan Lottery.

In the press release, Clark said he found it difficult to put what he was feeling into words after winning a second time, but he was ready to credit his most recent win to the lucky coin his late father gave to him.

"I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about 10 years ago," he said. "I can't help but think maybe that lucky coin helped me win this."

Clark won his most recent $4 million prize playing the $150,000,000 Payout scratch-off game, which launched in February 2018 and offers prizes ranging from $30 to $4 million. He bought the winning ticket at the Ash Market on Telegraph Road in Carleton, Michigan.

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim his winnings. After taxes, he took home a lump sum payment of about $2.5 million, which is also how he claimed his previous winnings.

"You don't think you'll win millions once, and you definitely never think it would happen twice," he said. "I've had a lot of ups and downs in my life, but everything is pretty amazing right now."

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Ringleader
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Posted: June 23, 2020, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

Congrats Mark, enjoy that fishing. 

Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

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    Posted: June 23, 2020, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

    It's as l said before" You've got to be Big, you've got to be wide & have a cherubic face."

    That right there is the " winning formula." Banana

     * Voice of Reason *   

     

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: June 23, 2020, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      Wow

      Lucky Guy

      I wish I knew what that was like

      LOL

      I wonder how many tickets he bought after the 1st win to get the 2nd win?

      Congrats to the winner!

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        Posted: June 23, 2020, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to fifty year old Mark Clark!  He is set for life. 

         There was a U.S. General in the Army during World War 2.  He was in the European Theater.  His name was also Mark Clark. 

         $2.5 million twice looks sweet! Keep on playing Mr. Clark!!Party

        When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

          music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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          Posted: June 23, 2020, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

           Unlucky-Kenny, Is that money raining down from the shower head? Greenbacks. 

          When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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            Posted: June 23, 2020, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            Enjoy those millions!!! T.Y.J.

            Numbers 6:24,  Numbers 6:25,  Numbers 6:26,

            Retirement #3995 Lurking

            T.Y.J. All Day!!!

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              Simpsonville
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              Posted: June 23, 2020, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

              Almost spit out hot pasta reading this and the Eff bomb was on my tongue---in a good way.

              That's my middle name, Mark....maybe I'll hit the mark and win too.

              Thanks Todd for a great feel good story; I think his Dad was looking out for him...don't lose that coin!

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                Posted: June 23, 2020, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                 Unlucky-Kenny, Is that money raining down from the shower head? Greenbacks. 

                Yes -

                The Greenbacks raining is nice, the coins hurt though.

                Cool

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                  Posted: June 23, 2020, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations 🎉🎉 but just like I figured never in Detroit that's how I know the lottery rigged it's never in a poor area you have to ride 3 hours away just to have a chance,they know what area they sending those tickets to

                    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                    Posted: June 23, 2020, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Almost spit out hot pasta reading this and the Eff bomb was on my tongue---in a good way.

                    That's my middle name, Mark....maybe I'll hit the mark and win too.

                    Thanks Todd for a great feel good story; I think his Dad was looking out for him...don't lose that coin!

                    Bleudog101, please notice the by line. Kate Northrop posted it.

                    When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

                      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                      Posted: June 23, 2020, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes -

                      The Greenbacks raining is nice, the coins hurt though.

                      Cool

                      Make it rain with Benjamin's Party

                      When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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                        Posted: June 23, 2020, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                        Bleudog101, please notice the by line. Kate Northrop posted it.

                        My apologies to Kate Northrop; rarely look @ the by line.

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                          Posted: June 24, 2020, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                          5 things you need to know about the SeychellesAs a Preacher once said, " Keep Hope Alive."

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                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            Posted: June 24, 2020, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                            5 things you need to know about the SeychellesAs a Preacher once said, " Keep Hope Alive."

                            Looks wonderful - as long as its not too humid I am in -

                            The only humidity I approve of is in a humidor.

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