Just how many times have we heard that the odds of winning the lottery are slim, or that lighting doesn’t strike twice, or for that matter, you are more likely to be hit by lighting than win the lotto. Well, the following lottery winner story, will show you just how luck CAN find you…
Four years ago, construction worker, Bruce Magistro won the jackpot on a lottery scratch-off game.
What sets Bruce apart though is the face that he has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again!
2012 lottery jackpot win
Unfortunately life is not always a bed of roses, and shortly after the first lottery win in 2012, Bruce lost his wife to cancer and most of the winnings went to pay for her medical bills.
The odds of winning were 1 in 2,520,000 when he won the Extreme Cash scratch-off in 2012.
2016 lottery win
Bruce purchased his latest winning lottery ticket on April 11. It was the first time that Bruce had played the Win for Life game, which will pay him $1,000 each week — with a minimum of $1 million — for the rest of his life.
At a news conference held to introduce Bruce Magistro as the latest big lottery winner, he’s son, Nick Mayers said, “She passed away two years ago today,” and “this is definitely a gift, from her to him.” He said he was sure the second jackpot was her way of sending help back to the family.
Bruce Magistro said that he regularly plays the lottery and that he spent $20 on the lottery ticket at Mike’s Super Citgo in West Babylon for a set of 10 Win for Life scratch-offs.
The minute he scratched off the ticket and realised he had won again, he just thought that it was impossible!
“I just couldn’t believe I hit it two times.”
Bruce plans to share his winnings with his three children and his fiancee.
Lottery representative Yolanda Vega, said that it she felt he could win a second time.
“He was so positive and outgoing that I knew he’d win again,” she said. “There was something about Bruce that I felt. There was this energy coming from his core.”
The odds of winning the Win for Life grand prize were 1 in 7,745,600 and he did it.
If you think smashing the odds of winning the lottery like this cannot possibly happen to you, think again:
A North Carolina woman won $1 million in a lottery game in February and then scored a $250,000 prize last month.
In 2012, a Chicago lottery player won $1 million on the “Merry Millionaire” scratch-off game. Nine years earlier he won exactly the same amount.
Bruce said he plans to use the money to pay his bills and go on a vacation, though he hasn’t decided where just yet.
“Hopefully I’ll win again,” he joked. “Third time’s a charm.”
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