(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis resident Robert Hamilton has the kind of luck that’s won him two separate $1 million lottery prizes in the span of three months. What are the odds of that?
According to the Hoosier Lottery, the odds of winning a $1 million top prize in the Hoosier Lottery’s $120 Million Cash Spectacular scratch-off game are one in more than 2.1 million.
The Marion County man won his first $1 million playing the $10 game on April 28. Hamilton was on his way to a conference when he stopped at a store located about an hour-and-a-half away from his home and purchased a ticket, according to the Hoosier Lottery. He bought his most recent winner — playing the same game — at a store in Indianapolis.
When Hamilton collected his most recent winnings on July 22 he called it “the icing on the cake.”
He used his first lottery million to “pay off all his financial obligations,” plus buy a house, invest in his business, go on a beach vacation and buy his father a truck, according to Hoosier Lottery. He plans to buy a motorcycle with his latest million and also plans to keep working.
The lottery said Hamilton was “grateful for the opportunity” to buy new equipment for his business.
ABC News couldn’t reach Hamilton or his wife, Donna, for comment on Thursday, but in the news release they said their double windfall wouldn’t change them.
“We’re just everyday, normal people,” Donna Hamilton said.
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