North Carolina man wins lottery for 2nd time in nearly 2 years
Pharris Frank of Advance, North Carolina, won $1 million playing the lottery in 2021.
Nearly two years later, the construction worker and carpenter is a winner again -- and this time, his jackpot doubled to $2 million.
"I called my wife and told her, 'I did it again,'" the 41-year-old told the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Frank first won $1 million back in July 2021 after playing a $25 scratch-off ticket. He and his then-fiancee decided to save some of it at the time and put another portion of those winnings toward their dream wedding, according to NC Lottery.
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Now, Frank and his wife hope to go on vacation with part of their second prize winnings, which Frank netted with a $20 scratch-off ticket. Frank decided to take the lump sum option and after taxes, he'll get to bring home $855,006.
A day before winning the lottery for a second time, Frank said he was talking to a friend and even had a premonition that he'd be victorious again.
"It's crazy because the day before I won, my buddy was asking me how it felt to win $1 million," he told NC Lottery. "And I told him that I was going to double it."
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Even though Frank did indeed win, he said he still had a hard time believing it when he received the news.
"I didn't know if I was dreaming or not," he added. "I was just in shock for a while."
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