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Six $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets Sold At Same Louisiana Store

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On the heels of the historic Mega Millions jackpot comes the story of another lottery oddity.

According to Louisiana Lottery officials, six different $1 million dollar lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, just 90 miles from New Orleans.

WAFB Channel 9 reports that one man spent six dollars on three winning tickets by playing the same five numbers along with different mega-ball numbers followed by the "multiplier box." That brought his winnings from $250,000 to $1 million per ticket.

In another twist of fate, the machine accidentally spit out a second print out of those winning numbers, which were sold to another customer a couple of hours later.

So far, the first winner, a 52-year-old man claimed a total of $2.1 million after taxes. The second person has yet to come forward for to claim the $3 million jackpot winnings, reports Fox News.

According to the Louisiana Lottery, the owner of the gas station will receive a $60,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets.