A retired Maryland utility worker proved that lottery lightning can strike twice, winning $2 million on a scratch-off ticket for the second time in three years.

The 65-year-old man, whose name has not been made public, hit his second jackpot on a "$2,000,000 Richer" scratch-off game after taking a chance to become a repeat winner.

He bought the winning tickets at an Exxon gas station near Salisbury, Maryland. His latest winning ticket showed a “Gold Bar” symbol, revealing that he had once again won $2 million.

When he realized that he had won for a second time, the lucky man was shocked and nervous if it was real. He decided to go straight home and stash the winning ticket in a safe just until the expiration date, when he felt it was safe to claim it due to the pandemic, he explained to the Maryland Lottery.

"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," he told lottery officials.

The man also purchased another lottery ticket during his latest lucky day. It was a $100 winner.

Although the lottery ticket winner was extremely lucky, he told the Maryland Lottery that he suggests other players not expect such an outcome, but should play to enjoy the chance of being able to win. 

The $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off game was launched by the Maryland Lottery in 2019. It allowed winners to redeem the ticket until Nov. 1, 2021.

The lottery ticket winner says that he will spend his winnings on home improvements and a family vacation. The first time that he won, he used the money to put towards his retirement and a family vacation as well, according to the Maryland Lottery.