updated 6/23/2009 3:58:53 PM ET 2009-06-23T19:58:53

A 62-year-old man struck it big twice in the Georgia Lottery.

Earl Fritz won the top prize of $777,777 in the instant game Super Lucky 7's and handed a check on Thursday. That dwarfed the $1,000 he won a week earlier in a different game. The carpenter said he felt lucky a week ago and now feels a little bit luckier.

Fritz said he didn't realize he had won the big prize at first because he wasn't wearing his glasses.

The first win came in the instant game Extreme Green.

Fritz and his wife have not decided what to do with the money.

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