Man wins lottery twice in 24 hours

Published On: Jun 18 2013 03:30:14 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 19 2013 11:10:52 AM EDT
Man wins lottery twice 24 hours

KPCQ

Talk about having a lucky day.

Cary Collings of Puyallup, Wash., recently won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.

The 61-year-old initially won $55,555 in the "Red Hot 5's" scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.

The next morning, after claiming his prize money at Washington's Lottery Federal Way office, he stop to get a pizza for lunch, Seattle TV station KCPQ reported.

While waiting for his pie, he went to the Fred Meyer next door and bought three "Bring on Bens" scratch-off tickets.

As luck would have it, the first ticket proved to be a winner, and Collings raked in another $200,000.

Collings told KCPQ he plans to use the funds from his first win to pay off debt. He has yet to decide what to do with the rest of his winnings, but did say he plans to return to his job at the Boeing plant in Auburn, Wash.

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