Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Virginia man had to visit a lottery office twice to collect $100,000 prizes when he realized he had accidentally bought two identical tickets.
Mario Loza told Virginia Lottery officials he bought the tickets, which both bore the numbers 5-7-15-21-31, from the 7-Eleven store in Arlington.
Loza matched all of the numbers drawn in the Aug. 27 Cash 5 day drawing and visited the Virginia Lottery's Northern Virginia Customer Service Center to collect his $100,000 prize.
He said it wasn't until two days later that he realized his other ticket bore the same numbers and he made a second trip to the lottery office to collect a second $100,000 prize.
Loza said the winnings will go toward paying off his bills and preparing for retirement.