The Canadian immigrant becomes a multimillionaire after winning the lottery TWICE in the space of five months
- Melhig Melhig, 28, won a huge C $ 3.5m (£ 2.1m) on two separate lottery tickets
- In April, he collected C $ 1.5m, where he moved his family from apartment to house
- Then, in August, he won another C $ 2 million jackpot with a Scratch-n-Win ticket.
Charlie Bayliss for Mailonline
An African immigrant living in Canada is now a multi-millionaire after winning the lottery twice in just five months.
Melhig Melhig, 28, won an amazing $ 3.5m (£ 2.1m) in two separate lottery ticket purchases.
Melhig, who now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, said he now wants to invest the money in his education and go back to school.
Melhig Melhig, 28, won a total of C $ 3.5m ($ 2.7m; £ 2.1m) in two separate lottery ticket purchases
He said: & # 39; I'm young. You always need to think about how to grow. "
Melhig won the lottery for the first time in April, where he earned C $ 1.5 million. With that money, he helped move his young family from one floor to a new home.
Speaking of the move, he said: & # 39; Everything is new. We have a good patio, good schools. We love him. & # 39;
And then, last month, Melhig won the $ 2 million jackpot with a Scratch-n-Win ticket of C $ 20.
Now he wants to put his earnings to open his own business, possibly a gas station or a car wash, and then go to school.
Mr. Melhig said: "My main goal is to go to school, I want to improve my English and communication, and I want to learn something useful, like carpentry."
Melhig bought his second winning lottery ticket at this Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg