- A Delaware man was left "stunned" after he won the lottery twice this summer.
- Duane Ketterman won in July and August, lottery officials announced.
- Ketterman, 43, usually purchases his tickets during his work trips in Maryland.
A powerline technician has won the Maryland lottery twice just weeks apart this summer, according to CNN and lottery officials.
Duane Ketterman, 43, of Millsboro, Delaware, travels to Maryland for work on a daily basis and purchases lottery tickets during his trips, according to a press release from the state lottery.
His first win came in July after Ketterman took home an $18,000 Racetrax prize, according to the release. Last weekend, he bought a ticket from a convenience store in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, and played the game again.
"He picked his Trifecta numbers at random – 3, 11, and 12 – playing them for 20 races last Sunday as he and his family passed through Queen Anne's County on a trip," the press release said. "He added the Bonus multiplier to his ticket, too. When they stopped for breakfast a few hours later, Duane discovered that Lottery luck had struck again and boosted his prize by 5x due to the Bonus feature."
Ketterman was left "stunned" and "surprised" when he noticed the $30,785 winning ticket. He said that he plans to save the prize money: "Something will come up, good or bad, and we'll have this to help handle it," the winner told lottery officials.
The convenience store where he purchased the ticket is set to receive $307.85 for the sale, per the press release.
With similar luck as Ketterman, a South Carolina man won the lottery twice in two weeks after purchasing his tickets during different instances at a Myrtle Beach gas station last year, Inside Edition reported.