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Man wins second lottery windfall

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WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize—five months after he won $1.5 million.

Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, said he's amazed and happy by his good fortune.

His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.

He then moved his family out of their small apartment and into a new home.

Melhig continued to play the lottery and bought another scratch ticket from a Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg in August.

He said he now plans to buy a business, such as a gas station or car wash, 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.”

The Western Canada Lottery Corp. said Melhig isn't the first to win a second million-dollar lottery prize in the Manitoba.

A woman who bought a ticket at her grandson's hockey tournament in Winnipeg won $1 million in 2005, then claimed the same prize two years later after buying another ticket again at her grandson's hockey tournament.

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