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NC man who won $1M said he'd double it with another lottery win - and he did!

One Triad man has done it again! Pharris Frank took home $2 million after trying his luck on a Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.
Credit: NC Education Lottery

DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — That moment when you win the lottery and hit again two years later! 

Luck seems to be following this North Carolina man. 

In 2021, 41-year-old Pharris Frank of Advance won $1 million. After buying a $20 ticket in 2023, his luck doubled. 

“I called my wife and told her, ‘I did it again,’” Frank laughed.

Frank bought his lucky $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler ticket from Handy House on Arendell Street in Morehead City.

“It’s cool because the first time I won. It was two miles from my house and this time I was four and a half hours away,” Frank said. “What are the chances of me being down there at that exact moment in time?”

Frank said he had a feeling he would win big again and that feeling was right!

“It’s crazy because the day before I won, my buddy was asking me how it felt to win $1 million,” he recalled. “And I told him that I was going to double it.”

Despite predicting the win to his friend, Frank still had trouble believing it.

“I didn’t know if I was dreaming or not,” he said. “I was just in shock for a while.”

Frank took home $855,006 after tax withholdings.

His first big win helped to pay for his dream wedding. After this win, he said he wants to take his wife on a nice vacation. 


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