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Florida player scores $5 million lottery jackpot three years after winning $1 million

Dec 2, 2020, 9:06 pm

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Committed lottery player beats the overwhelming odds twice

By Kate Northrop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Surmounting astronomical odds, one Florida man is taking home a $5 million lottery jackpot after having won a $1 million grand prize three years ago.

More specifically, Munib Garvanovic, 56, beat the nearly 1 in 3 million odds of winning the $5 million grand prize for the 200X The Cash scratch-off instant game that cost $20 per ticket.

It's even larger than the $1 million prize he won from a Gold Rush Double scratch-off ticket just three years ago.

Garvanovic stepped foot in the convenience store at the Gate gas station on Monument Road in Jacksonville, his go-to retailer for lottery tickets, to buy the winning ticket. Since winning his first large prize of $1 million, he faithfully returned to the same store to purchase his lottery tickets.

"I love playing the lottery at my local Gate store!" Garvanovic said in a press release. "Every November, I play my favorite scratch-off games because I feel it brings me extra luck. This is the second time in three years that this store has made me a winner!"

For selling Garvanovic's second big prize, the Gate convenience store will receive a $10,000 commission.

The Florida Lottery announced yesterday that the doubly lucky winner claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee as a one-time lump sum payment of $4.45 million.

The 200X The Cash instant game offers 10 grand prizes of $5 million and 20 second-tier prizes of $1 million. After Garvanovic claimed one of the jackpots, seven top prizes remain in the game, which launched this September. According to the Lottery, the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.96, with the game boasting over $446 million in cash prizes.

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Unbelievable!

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    SweetRed83$'s avatar - villiarna
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    I am NEXT!! Blue AngelBlue AngelBlue Angel

    I am a magnet for divine abundance in the form of money, health and happiness! Sending love and light to all my beautiful souls.♥

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      This seems highly suspicious. Florida is one of the toughest lotteries out there. How do you secure a coveted jackpot twice in the same lifetime at the same store? Crazy

        cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

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        This seems highly suspicious. Florida is one of the toughest lotteries out there. How do you secure a coveted jackpot twice in the same lifetime at the same store? Crazy

        He's been "investing" his first million in scratch offs. LOL

        ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

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          Congrats to the lucky guy, keep scratching!

          Congrats to Dylan Larkin #71, Red Wings new Captain . Cheers

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            This seems highly suspicious. Florida is one of the toughest lotteries out there. How do you secure a coveted jackpot twice in the same lifetime at the same store? Crazy

            Are you that jealous of him?     Just say congratulations and be done with it.

             

            Not the first time the same store anywhere has sold million dollar winners.    Like the old saying goes right time/right place.

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              Are you that jealous of him?     Just say congratulations and be done with it.

               

              Not the first time the same store anywhere has sold million dollar winners.    Like the old saying goes right time/right place.

              Not the first time the same store anywhere has sold million dollar winners. But to the same person? Find me a one please. I'll wait

                American Indian's avatar - disney14
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                Not the first time the same store anywhere has sold million dollar winners. But to the same person? Find me a one please. I'll wait

                His first win was for a Million, His second Win was for $5 Million, at least You are willing to admit That..

                 

                There have been Many Multiple Million Plus Winners. 

                Florida Is Not the Toughest Place to Win, Seems as though they Always DO!

                And on this particular scratch game there's 30 Winning Tickets with winners from $1-$5 Million, Go FIND YOUR OWN....

                BUT Make sure You wear a MASK and practice Social Distancing Or Is there No CORONAVIRUS Either???

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