Man asked to reenact his recent lottery win for TV and ended up winning $250,000 on camera
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A man who won the lottery won again after he was told to reenact his win for the cameras. Can you even imagine what the odds of that would be?
Aussie Bill Morgan bought himself a scratch card just months after coming out of a 15-day coma due to a heart attack and with it, he managed to win himself a scratch card and won a Toyota Corolla worth $30,000.
You can see what happened when a film crew asking him to reenact his win here:
In June 1998, Bill’s heart stopped for 14 minutes but miraculously, medics were able to revive him. He wasn’t out of the woods just yet, though, as he ended up spending more than two weeks in a coma.
After coming to and settling back into his life, Bill was out and about one day when he decided to get himself a scratch card and was delighted to discover he’d won the brand new car.
When news of his sharp reversal of fortunes got out, a Melbourne TV station contacted Bill to share his story.
While filming the segment, the TV crew asked him to reenact his win with a new scratch card, which he dutiful did - only to be struck with another piece of good luck.
In the clip, which has since gone viral several times over, after scratching off the ticket, Bill turns to the cameras and says: “I just won $250,000 - I'm not joking. I think I'll have another heart attack.”
Thankfully he didn’t and was able to claim his new prize - and he’s still buying scratch cards to this day.
In an interview with the Daily Mail in 2020, Bill said: “It was an incredible time - 12 months before I had the win the heart stopped and my life was over for 14 minutes and 38 seconds.
“Every week I buy my Tattslotto and a $5 scratchie, I still do it now actually. So I buy this Scratchie I said out loud "I think I've won a car" and sure enough I had.
“It wasn't that big of a deal to me until the newspapers and TV stations got wind of it.
"They thought it was a good luck story, so that's how it all started. And I went into the newsagent's and they filmed me walking up to the counter to get a $5 Scratchie and one of the cameramen said, ‘that'd make a good shot, we'll get you scratching it off’.
“And with that I scratched it off and turned around to the camera and said, ‘I just won $250,000’ and the boss from Tattersall's was there and he said, ‘good joke’.
“I said, ‘I'm not joking’ and all of a sudden it hit me like a tonne of bricks - I thought I was going to have another heart attack there and then.”