A STORE has been named the ‘happiest store in the world’ after selling two winning lottery tickets two days in a row.
Two players together won a whopping $16 million after winning the lottery at the same Publix in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The supermarket branch at 33343 US-19 North in Palm Harbor has since been hailed as a dream factory.
According to the Florida Lottery, the first lucky customer was attorney Ryan Doddridge, 42, who took home a handsome prize on Monday.
He bought a Florida 300X scratch card on behalf of his company, Doddridge Law Winners Revocable Trust.
The confused guy then discovered he had hit the mammoth jackpot of $15 million after gambling while shopping at the supermarket.
Ryan and his colleagues decided to take the prize as a one-time payment and walked away with a whopping $10,430,000.
The Tampa Bay Publix branch was already celebrating after receiving a $30,000 commission from the sale of the winning ticket when another lucky lottery fan walked through the door.
Octavia Wright, 41, strolled into the store on Tuesday and bought a 500X The Cash scratch card along with her groceries.
Then she discovered that she walked out of Publix with more than she bargained for — a whopping $1 million.
The delighted winner also opted to receive her prize as a lump sum, earning an epic $820,000.
The Publix in Palm Harbor was also over the moon to hear they had won another $2,000 bonus for selling another winning ticket.
We previously told how a woman who walked into the store to buy her husband a few beers came out £200,000 richer.
Isabel Sandoval, 35, envisioned her chances of winning three scratch cards aptly named Lady Luck while drunk for her spouse.
And it seems the Greek goddess her scratch cards are named after decided to reward Isabel for being kind to her husband.
The warehouse worker and mother of five ended up winning £200,000 with the lottery ticket.
And this lottery winner, who won £82,000 on a scratch card, attributes her luck to a ‘lucky charm’ she found a day earlier.
Senora Smallwood used a nickel she discovered the day before to scratch off the numbers to reveal her jackpot delight.
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