A man from Colorado managed to snag two $1 million lottery prizes in one day.
The Pueblo, Colorado, resident scored his double Powerball prize with the same numbers he’s been playing for years. The winner is a man identified as “Joe B.” by the Colorado Lottery.
Joe B. Hits Powerball Jackpot Twice in One Day
Joe B. has been playing the same numbers for 30 years now, and his persistence finally paid off. On Wednesday, March 25th, Joe finally won. But he didn’t win just once — Joe lucked out with two Powerball jackpots.
Joe told the Colorado Lottery that he likes to play one play of his own numbers, plus a couple more plays with Quick Picks. This time around, Joe stopped for Powerball tickets twice in one day, and it worked out in his favor.
The winning tickets sold to Joe B. were from two different stores on Lake Avenue in Pueblo, about a mile apart. According to communications director Meghan Dougherty, Joe bought one ticket in the morning and another later in the day.
He picked up a few Powerball plays in the morning at the 7-Eleven on 926 Lake Ave: one play with his own numbers, plus two Quick Picks.
In the evening, he stopped and purchased a few more plays at Loaf N’ Jug at 2050 Lake Ave: again, one play with his own numbers plus two additional Quick Picks.
Man Played Same Numbers for 30 Years
After playing the same numbers for 30 years, Joe managed to hit the jackpot. They say that persistence is key, but I think Joe had a lot of luck, too!
On Monday, Joe stopped by the Pueblo drive-thru claims location for the Colorado Lottery to redeem his winning tickets. When asked by the claims staff what he and his wife plan to spend the money on, he simply said, “The Boss has plans for it.”
Like other states across the nation, Colorado has had to get creative about how they dole out big lottery winnings. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Colorado Lottery claims offices are closed until further notice. Earlier this month, the Colorado Lottery got approval to process winning tickets worth $10,000 or more at a new touch-free, drive-thru claims office located in Pueblo.
Players with big prizes must make an appointment to pick up their winnings at the drive-thru claims office. They have to call the Colorado Lottery offices at 1-800-999-2959 to get an appointment set up. Players are also able to claim their prizes through the mail.