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A bloke has won a whopping $10 million (£7m) on the lottery for the second time in three years - and I’m not a bit jealous, honest.
Juan Hernandez, from Uniondale in Nassau County, New York, scooped a $10m win in 2019 and has now won the grand prize in New York Lottery’s Deluxe scratch-off game.
Speaking about his latest big win, Hernandez said: “I’m still trying to spend the $10 million I won in ’19.”
I’m happy to give you a hand with that if you want, mate.
In 2019, Hernandez won big on the $350,000,000 (£260m) Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket - bagging himself his first $10m.
Talking about his plans for that windfall at the time, he said: “The first thing I will do is pay off the mortgage on my house.”
He picked up his most recent win at a shop in Long Island in February this year and opted for the $6.5 million (£4.8m) lump sum payment after paying government tax withholdings.
After news of his win was shared online, posts from truck drivers started to appear on Hernandez’s Facebook page, with numerous people thanking him for donating cash to those who needed it during the pandemic.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Hernandez, who is retired - as you might have guessed - revealed that he plans to carry on sharing his good fortune with his latest win.
He told the news outlet: "I will be donating my win this time.”
According to the MailOnline, the odds of winning the $10 million Deluxe scratch-off game is 1 in 3.52 million.
Incredibly, Hernandez isn’t the first person to celebrate more than one big win on the lottery.
Last year, a man from Maryland in the US, won $2 million (£1.49m) for the second time after buying himself two scratch cards at a petrol station, USA Today reported.
The 65-year-old retired utility worker scratched off one of the cards to reveal a gold bar, meaning he’d won the top prize. The other card was also a $100 (£74.53) winner.
The Maryland Lottery said the unnamed man planned to use his second win to pay for some home improvements and a family vacation. He’d used his previous one to box off his retirement and take a family holiday.
Despite his own lucky streak, the man told fellow lottery players not to expect a similar outcome, but instead to play for the chance to win, rather than the expectation that you will. Good advice, moneybags.
Topics: US News