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The day after he won $2 million during the Powerball drawing, Anthony Colligan had to duct tape his blown out tennis shoe, according to a report from the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.

The St. Landry resident bought the winning ticket at 1 Stop in Grand Coteau. Colligan said he stops there often to get a drink, but became more interested when the store sold a $350,000 winning ticket last December, according to the report.

The 1 Stop will receive a selling bonus of $20,000.

Colligan says he plans to invest his winnings and keep working as a veterinary's assistant at Baronne Veterinary Clinic. "I love the clients and people I work with," he explained. "I couldn't quit. I get sad on Sundays because I'm not working!"

Though he isn't planning to make any extravagant purchases soon, Colligan said he "might buy a zero-turn lawn mower."

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