Thursday, May 27, 1999 Published at 17:36 GMT 18:36 UK
The luckiest man alive
Bill Morgan in shock after his second lottery win
An Australian who just a year ago was pronounced clinically dead after a heart attack has been rewarded with enough good luck to last a lifetime.
By rights Bill Morgan should have died and been buried.
His heart stopped for 14 minutes and he went into a coma.
Doctors thought about switching off his life support system but instead he was transferred to another hospital which managed to save him.
Not only did he survive, but embarked on a year of unbelieveable good fortune.
He went on to marry the girl of his dreams and then won not one but two lotteries.
Two weeks ago Bill collected a car with a winning lottery ticket.
Bill, a 37-year-old truck driver, was happy to oblige when the television crew asked him to re-enact the buying and scratching of his ticket.
However, when being filmed scratching a duplicate card he found he had an even bigger win on his hands.
In disbelief and looking shocked he held his face in his hands.
Lady Luck had struck twice and Bill was finding it a bit too much to bear.
"I don't believe this is happening. I think I will have another heart attack. Oh gosh!" he said after winning 250,000 Australian dollars
Last year Bill was living in a caravan, now he can afford a new house to share with his new wife and new car.
He must consider himself to be the luckiest man alive.