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04/13/2012 02:11 pm ET

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

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.

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