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US man wins $1 million lottery for second time

The 48-year-old carpenter says when he realized he'd won again, "even I couldn't believe it."

lottery1 Bruce Magistro, left, and lottery representative Yolanda Vega pose for a picture during a news conference in Babylon, N.Y., Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Magistro, who won $1 million in the New York Lottery for a second time, remembers thinking: “This is impossible.” (Source: AP)

A man who won USD 1 million in the New York Lottery for a second time remembers thinking: “This is impossible.” Lottery officials revealed Bruce Magistro (MAJ’-ih-stroh) today as the two-time winner.

The Lindenhurst resident says when he realized he’d won again, “even I couldn’t believe it.”

The 48-year-old carpenter says during during his 2012 check ceremony, lottery representative Yolanda Vega (VAY’-guh) told him there was “always a chance” he could win again.

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Repeat winners are rare, but not unheard of, in New York and other places.

The widower says he plans to share his good fortune with his family and “enjoy life” as a newly engaged man.

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First published on: 12-05-2016 at 00:44 IST
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