A Virginia man reportedly won his second lottery jackpot in a lifetime after collecting a $1-million prize after winning a $100,000 lumpsum in 2002.

The winner, identified as Alvin Copeland, of Suffolk, won $1 million after matching the first five numbers during Cash4Life's Dec. 4 draw. The winning numbers were 8-11-25-45-48, plus the bonus Cash Ball number of 2, Miami Herald reported.

Copeland reportedly bought his winning ticket at a 7-Eleven on Centerbrooke Lane in Suffolk. He had the option of choosing between earning $1,000 in deposits every week for life or a lump sum payout of $1 million.

“I feel delicious right now!” Copeland said as he collected his lump sum prize.

This isn't lucky Copeland’s first lottery win. He had previously won $100,000 after matching all five numbers in the Cash 5 game in June 2002.

When asked about what he plans to do with the prize money, Copeland said that intends to use his winnings “to take care of his family.”

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Maryland man claimed his second $2-million lottery prize in October after winning his first lottery draw several years ago, CNN reported.

The winner, who is a retired utility worker from Salisbury, reportedly bought two "$2,000,000 Richer" scratch-off tickets from a local Exxon gas station. When he scratched the first ticket, it uncovered a $100 prize. As he proceeded to the second ticket, it revealed the massive $2-million jackpot.

Even though the man discovered his win during the pandemic, he kept the ticket hidden in a safe until days before the expiration date.

"I was just a bit nervous," he said. "I worried that I could have a fire (at home) that would burn it up, that the ticket's expiration date might come up, and even had just a bit of doubt that it was really real."

When he won the lottery for the first time years ago, he had said that he plans to use the money to fund a family vacation and his retirement. However, now that he is retired, the winner said that his new winnings will be put toward another family vacation and home improvements.

"Be realistic and make sure that when you play that you aren't just playing for the big jackpot. Play for enjoyment and as long as you enjoy what you are doing, win or lose, you've already won," he said as a piece of advice to other players.

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