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Washington couple win lottery twice with tickets from the same store

April 7 (UPI) — A Washington state couple collected their second lottery jackpot from a ticket they obtained from the same store as the game that earned them their first payout.

Henry and Gloria Dohler of Spokane told Washington’s Lottery officials that Henry has a daily routine of buying lottery tickets from the Safeway store in Spokane.

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“On Tuesday, I checked the tickets I had bought Monday and I won a free ticket,” Henry Dohler said. “On Wednesday, I bought my usual tickets and got my free one, too. The next day I checked them and saw I didn’t win anything, but then I remembered I had the free ticket, so I made sure to check it against the the numbers in the paper.”

The free ticket, a Hit Five drawing game, earned the couple a $ 100,000 prize.

“It’s like the saying goes, sometimes the best things in life are free. I had to check the ticket three times to make sure that I won,” Dohler said.

The couple previously collected a $ 20,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket they bought from the same store in 2010.

Dohler said he and his wife are planning to use their latest winnings to take a trip to the East Coast to visit family.

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