Parkville man wins Lottery — twice

A 39-year-old truck driver in Parkville won the Lottery last week — for the second time.

This guy should just quit his job and move to Vegas.

An unidentified 39-year-old truck driver won a large Maryland Lottery jackpot last week — for the second time.

The lucky Parkville resident came to Lottery headquarters Saturday to claim his $2.85 million Multi-Match prize and took the cash option, which totaled more than $2.2 million, the Lottery said in a release.

"I was here in 2005 when I won a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions prize," he told Lottery officials. "It's great to be back."

The truck driver, who has regularly bought Multi-Match tickets at various stores along his route since the game began, didn't initially realize he had won the Christmas Day drawing. Then he heard the winning ticket had been sold at a Safeway in Waldorf, where he had purchased his ticket while buying gas last week.

"I still didn't think much of it until Saturday morning, when I saw that it was sold at the Safeway store," he said. "That's when I checked my numbers and realized that I was the winner."

He said he used his 2005 winnings to put a down payment on a house. With the new winnings, he said, he plans to pay off the house, take a vacation and save for his two sons, the Lottery said.

The Safeway, at 10 King St. in Waldorf, will receive a $2,850 bonus for selling the top-tier ticket. It was the ninth Multi-Match jackpot in 2014.

The jackpot had been rolling since an Annapolis winner won a $500,000 jackpot on July 31, the Lottery said. The largest Multi-Match jackpot win ever was $4.8 million in 2009.

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