Woman Accidentally Buys 2 Lotto Tickets, Wins Twice
Wins $900K due to forgetfulness
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2013 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Buying a winning lottery ticket is luck most of us only dream of having. Accidentally buying a second ticket which is also a winner? That's just rubbing it in. An Australian woman managed this incredibly fortunate feat last weekend, winning a grand total of around $900,000 USD between the ticket she meant to buy and the one she didn't, the Age reports. "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," she says. "Half of that [$900,000] 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."

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Jul 24, 2013 2:35 AM CDT
She couldn't remember that she had already bought a lottery ticket that week? I guess it's true what they say, lottery tickets ARE a tax on the stupid. At least it turned out well for her - I can't claim I've never been lucky after being stupid either, if not to the same $$$.
Jul 22, 2013 7:11 PM CDT
Half of the $900,000 lottery winnings will go towards the mortgage, and I thought mortgages were steep in the USA/
Jul 22, 2013 6:48 PM CDT
Congratulations to you!! Now send some of that luck up over here please. :-)