Lucky doesn’t even begin to describe a Winnipeg man who can now call himself a multi-millionaire.
Melhig Melhig bought a scratch ticket from a Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg last month.
That ticket ended up being a $2 million winner, enough to make anyone quite happy, but it’s nothing the 28-year-old hasn’t experienced before.
The big win comes only five months after his lottery win, which was a cool $1.5 million after buying a scratch ticket at a convenience store in Winnipeg.
Melhig is an African immigrant who used the first win to move his wife and children from their small apartment into a new home.
Now, he plans on using the funds to buy a business and go back to school.
"I want to improve my English and communication,” he said in a press release. “And I want to learn something useful, like carpentry."
While Melhig’s luck might seem unbelievable, he’s actually not the first Manitoba resident to win multiple million-dollar lottery prizes.
A woman won $1 million from a lottery ticket she bought at her grandson’s hockey tournament in 2005 and followed it up with another $1 million prize at her grandson’s hockey tournament two years later.
With files from the Canadian Press.