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I Must Be Dreaming! Woman Wins Lottery Twice
A woman in the US scooped a $1m lottery prize - only to find she had won another jackpot in the same draw.
Virginia Fike had the good fortune to buy not one, but two, lottery tickets and both turned out to be $1m winners.
Lottery officials presented Ms Fike, of Berryville, Virginia, with a $2m (£1.24m) cheque at the truck stop where she bought the tickets.
Ms Fike said she found out that she had won while sitting in a hospital room with her mother, according to the Virginia Lottery.
"I saw a scroll on TV about there being two $1 million winners," she said.
"I looked at my mum and said 'Wouldn't it be funny if it was us?'"
Ms Fike plans to use her winnings to help "take care of her parents" and "paying some bills".
"I must be dreaming," she said.
For selling the tickets, the lottery awarded a $20,000 bonus to the Olde Stone Truck Stop.
To win the full Powerball jackpot, which currently stands at $131m, a ticket must match the numbers on all five white balls in the drawing, plus the red Powerball.
The $1m prize Ms Fike won twice is awarded for a ticket that matches the five numbers on the white balls, in any order.
The odds of winning $1 million? One in 5,153,632.65.
"I just love the jackpot games and I play when I can afford it," Ms Fike said.
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