Lucky punter who scooped £84k on scratchcard win in 2016 wins £42k on lottery

A lucky bloke has scooped a whopping $50,000 (£42,000) on the Powerball lottery game – just years after winning $100,000 (£84,000) on a scratch card.

The winner has been named as Dimas Montoya, from Maryland in the United States.

Dimas, who works as a restaurant chef, won after buying a ticket at a petrol station he goes to after his shift.

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He gushed: "I checked the ticket at a gas station that I go to. The cashier was so happy for me when she said I needed to cash it at Lottery headquarters because it was so high.”

A Maryland State Lottery spokesperson explained that Montoya regularly plays the lottery after work.

They said: “Dimas did just that earlier this month, buying some scratch-offs and Powerball tickets since the jackpot was on its historic roll.

“He stopped by one of his favourite retailers, 7-Eleven located at 309 East Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, to pick up his games.

"The restaurant chef enjoyed small wins on the scratch-offs while the $2 quick-pick Powerball ticket delivered a third-tier prize in the November 7 drawing."

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They added: "The 48-year-old father of four left the store and shared his great news with family members and friends.

“He told officials that his wife did not believe him until he showed her proof of his USD 50,000 win."

The fortunate chef is now set to splash the cash on a family holiday, as well as putting some aside in savings and continuing to play the lottery.

A Maryland Lottery statement confirmed: "Lottery luck strikes twice for Dimas Montoya of Charles County. He won on a scratch-off in 2016 and this month playing Powerball…

“The dedicated Lottery player, who won USD 100,000 playing a Deluxe Crossword scratch-off in 2016, just won USD 50,000 playing Powerball."

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