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Melhig Melhig poses in this recent handout photo from Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

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A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize – five months after he won $1.5-million.

Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, says he’s amazed and happy for his good fortune.

His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.

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He then moved his family out of their small apartment and into a new home.

Mr. Melhig continued to play the lottery and bought another scratch ticket from a Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg in August.

He says he now plans to buy a business, such as a gas station or car wash, and go back to school.

“I want to improve my English and communication. And I want to learn something useful, like carpentry,” he said in a news release.

Western Canada Lottery Corporation says Mr. Melhig isn’t the first to win a second million-dollar lottery prize in the Manitoba.

A woman who bought a ticket at her grandson’s hockey tournament in Winnipeg won $1-million in 2005, then claimed the same prize two years later after buying another ticket, again, at her grandson’s hockey tournament.

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