BORONIA, Australia — Luck sometimes does strike twice.
An Australian man scored double the jackpot in the lottery when he accidentally bought the same winning ticket twice.
The man, whose name was not made public, took home about $1.5 million as a result of his mistake.
“It’s the best mistake ever! I’d be happy to make a few more mistakes like this one,” the man said, according to TattsLotto.
“I didn’t realize I had bought the same ticket twice,” he said. “That’s so funny! I play every week and I usually just press ‘play it again.’ I didn’t realize I had pressed it twice.”
The winner said the set numbers, which he plays every week, had been hand-picked by his family.
“We put all of the numbers in the box, and then I asked each of my immediate family members to choose one,” he said. “So they are special numbers, but not birthdays or anything, just special because my family helped me choose them.”