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Lightning strikes twice: Norfolk man wins second scratch-off lottery jackpot this year
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Lightning strikes twice: Norfolk man wins second scratch-off lottery jackpot this year

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Michael Christiansen

Michael Christiansen of Norfolk won a $100,000 Nebraska Lottery jackpot this month, seven months after winning a $50,000 prize. Both came on scratch-off tickets.

Nobody’s going to tell Michael Christiansen of Norfolk he isn’t a lucky man.

In March he stopped by Louie’s Liquor in his hometown and bought a Nebraska Lottery “Money Clip” scratch-off ticket. It paid off, to the tune of $50,000.

Last week, Christensen stopped by the same liquor store and spent $10 on a “20X the Money” ticket, also a scratch-off.

Lightning struck again. This time, he won $100,000.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Christiansen told lottery officials. “What are the odds? I didn’t think it was real.”

Well, let’s see — the odds of winning the top prize in each game are 1 in 80,000.

The odds of winning both? Astronomical.

Christiansen said he plans to use some of the money to build a garage and will put some away for retirement, according to a Nebraska Lottery press release. His daughter died recently, and he is also trying to buy her house.


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