Sometimes having a "senior moment" is a good thing, such as when you buy a winning lottery ticket, and then forget you did so and buy another. That's what happened to a Michigan man last month, who ended up winning two jackpots worth $110,000 each after he bought two identical tickets.
The Montcalm County man told Michigan Lottery officials he was at the Mobil gas station on West Main Street in Stanton when he couldn't remember if he already had a ticket for the Dec. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing. …
"I have been playing Fantasy 5 for a long time and I always play the same sets of numbers," the player said. "I was at the gas station, and I couldn't remember if I'd purchased a ticket for the Fantasy 5 drawing that night, so I decided to purchase one to be safe."
The man later determined he had indeed already bought an identical ticket from the Sheridan EZ Mart on South Main Street in Sheridan. …
"I checked my tickets and confirmed I had won, but I thought I'd won $55,000 on each. When I called the lottery and they confirmed both tickets were $110,000 winners, a feeling of relief came over me," he said.
The lucky, lucky winner says he will use the money to renovate his house and help out his family.