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A man from Maryland in the USA who won $50,000 on the lottery just last year has added to that fortune with another scratch card win to the tune of $250,000.

Ilyas Terzi has found himself a double lottery winner thanks to Maryland Lottery scratch cards, the first of which won him $50,000 in 2017, and the second, a Quarter Million Large ticket, won him the top prize worth $250,000. Both of his winnings scratch cards came from the Suitland Road Exxon store in Morningside, Maryland, near where he lives. Not long ago we told you about another Maryland lottery player who had won twice on the same lottery scratch card.

“I was shocked the first time I won but this goes beyond words,” the lucky winner said. “I guess now I should be setting my sights on bigger jackpots by playing Powerball or Mega Millions.” A syndicate of lottery players from Ontario in Canada were shocked when they shared $1 million on the Lotto 649, while a Michigan woman said she was speechless when she won her second Fantasy 5 jackpot in two years.

Last year, he told lottery officials that he won the $50,000 prize because his lucky charm, his friend Rogelio Sanchez Gomez, bought the ticket for him, and Mr Terzi said that he still gives his friend money to buy lottery tickets because he thinks he’s good luck. “He tells me all the time that I’m a good luck charm to him,” said Mr Gomez, who is an employee of Mr Terzi. A lottery player from Northern Ireland said that she had been declared her family’s good luck charm after they won £250,000 on an Irish Lotto Plus 1 game.

“He gives me a few bucks to go pick out a few scratch offs and luckily I’ve been picking out the right ones. I feel like it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. I’m happy for his win.” A Tennessee man who won $1 million on the Mega Millions said that he thought the game itself was his lucky charm because he’d never played it before.

The lucky scratch card winner emigrated from Turkey 30 years ago, and began his business in Annapolis, a granite and marble laying company. With his latest prize, Mr Terzi plans to buy a house and share some of the winnings with his good friend and lucky charm.

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