An Oakland County man who accidentally purchased two identical lottery tickets cashed in on both, taking home a whopping sum of $240,338.

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Dumb Luck

The Oakland County man tells the lottery that he inadvertently bought two identical Fantasy Five tickets for the February 6 drawing. Each winning ticket was worth $120,169.

The 67-year-old man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said he was heading out of town so bought one of the Michigan Lottery's multi-draw tickets in order to cover all the bases.

“Every week I purchase a multi-draw Fantasy 5 ticket with the same set of numbers I have been playing for four years,” he said. “I was going out of town, so I bought a muti-draw ticket to cover the drawings while I was gone. There was some overlap on the drawings of the new ticket I had purchased and the multi-draw ticket I had purchased a few days prior."

When he logged into his account, he says he couldn't help but laugh when he realized that his 'mistake' had paid off handsomely.

“I logged into my Lottery account after the drawing to check my tickets and I couldn’t believe it when I saw a $240,338 prize pending. When I realized that I had won on one of the drawings both tickets covered to win $120,169 on each, I couldn’t help but laugh!”

The man tells the lottery that he plans to use the money for his son's education and save the remainder of his winnings.

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