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Man wins two $50,000 Keno jackpots in just two days

Man wins two $50,000 Keno jackpots in just two days
An Australian man who won $50,000 from the lottery's Keno game played a second time less than 12 hours later and scored a second $50,000 prize. File photo by jcjgphotography/Shutterstock

May 22 (UPI) -- An Australian man has back-to-back reasons to celebrate after winning two $50,000 lottery jackpots in just two days.

The Lott said the Moonta, South Australia, man played the Keno Spot 8 game Wednesday, winning a $50,000 prize in draw 262488, and played the same game the following day, winning another $50,000 prize in draw 2625058.

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The man told The Lott officials he has been playing Keno for several years and alternates between his favored sets of numbers.

"When I checked my numbers on the computer after the draw, I was shocked! I stared blankly at the computer screen for so long," the man said of his first win.

"I just couldn't believe it. It was big surprise! So I got my whole family to check again and sure enough, it was real."

The man said he couldn't resist playing a second time the next day -- less than 12 hours later.

"I was feeling lucky, so I decided to play again, but this time I used another set of numbers," he recalled. "Well, you can imagine how I was feeling when I saw I'd won again."

The winner said he already has plans for his winnings.

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"I am going to put the money toward renovations on my home, and then when we finally can travel overseas again, I want to book a holiday," he said.

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