A North Carolina man said he was “shocked” after winning a $1 million jackpot on a scratch-off lottery ticket because he had already won the same amount in 2018.
Max Bouldin of Trinity told North Carolina Education Lottery officials that he wanted to try his luck with a $10 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket purchased at Trinity’s Trindale Mini Mart.
Since previously winning $1 million from an Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket in July 2018, Bouldin said scratching off the $1 million top draw gave him a feeling of déjà vu.
“I’m just shocked,” Bouldin said of winning his second $1 million prize. “I’m in awe. This is a one in a million chance.”
Bouldin said the reality of his luck is still setting in.
“I feel so blessed,” Bouldin said. “By winning this one here, it is definitely a blessing.”
The winner chose to take his winnings as a $600,000 lump sum, taking home $424,503 after required state and federal tax withholdings.
“I’m very grateful,” he said. “I just can’t believe this.”