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A tow truck driver from Michigan has won a total of $325,000 when he scored top prizes on three lottery scratch cards in just one day.

Mark Maltz bought three winning scratch cards from a BP gas station in Commerce Township in Michigan last week, and he told lottery officials that it was thanks to his job that he happened to be in the store. “I work for a tow company and we stop at the BP to fill up our trucks,” the Michigan Lottery winner explained. “I was in the store on Friday after filling up my truck and I bought a scratch card and won $10.” Another truck driver from Michigan won $2 million on a scratch card bought while working, and was finally able to move his family out of his in-laws’ basement, while a Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot winner was planning to buy his own truck after his $4.3 million windfall.

With his winnings, Mr Maltz decided to buy a Fast Cash scratch card which won him $15, and with those winnings he purchased a Fast Cash Black Jack ticket and a Jackpot Slots Fast Cash ticket, “and the rest is history,” he told Michigan Lottery officials. A man from Nottinghamshire in England won three prizes in one day, ending with a £1 million EuroMillions prize.

The Michigan Lottery said that a win like Mr Maltz’ is what they call a progressive jackpot, because every win that he experienced fed into the next one, meaning that the lottery player’s jackpot grew with every ticket that he purchased. “When I saw I was a winner, I started freaking out. I just kept thinking, ‘I can’t believe I just won!’” the lucky Michigan Lottery player said.

The total prize fund, of $325,184, is going to be invested, according to Mr Maltz, who explained that he needed to take some time to come to terms with his win. A grandmother from Chicago said that her Powerball lottery winnings would be invested in her grandchildren.

“I’m going to sit on this for a little while and decide how to best invest it and make it last me a long time,” the Michigan Lottery winner said. “I’ve dreamed about winnings and thought ‘Just let me win big one time.’ It’s hard to believe it really happened.” A recent Virginia Mega Millions winner said he felt like he was still dreaming after taking home $1 million.

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