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Bruce Magistro wins lottery twice, buying both tix from brothers
Bruce Magistro wins lottery twice, buying both tix from brothers

Bruce Magistro on Long Island won the lottery big not once, but twice!.

A construction worker who won $1m on a lottery scratchcard in 2012 has beaten the odds by hitting a $1m jackpot again.

Bruce Magistro put down $20 this week at a petrol station in West Babylon, New York, for a set of 10 scratchcards.

After his first win four years ago, the 48-year-old used much of his prize money to pay for his wife Yvonne’s medical bills.

Yvonne died from lung cancer in 2014 after a three-year battle against the disease.

Bruce Magistro said he plans to share his winnings with his three children and his fiancee.

He said: “This is impossible. I just couldn’t believe I hit it two times.”

Son Nick Mayers said the second win was his mother’s way of sending help back to the family.

He said: “She passed away two years ago today. This is definitely a gift, from her to him.”

Bruce Magistro won $1m on a different lottery scratchcard game at the same petrol station in 2012.

His latest jackpot will see him paid $1,000 a week – with a minimum of $1m – for the rest of his life.

Yolanda Vega, a lottery representative who presented the cheque for his first win, said: “He was so positive and outgoing that I knew he’d win again.

“There was something about Bruce that I felt. There was this energy coming from his core.”

State gaming officials said Bruce Magistro beat odds of 1 in 7,745,600 to win this week, after already overcoming odds of 1 in 2,520,000 to win the Extreme Cash game in 2012.

It isn’t the first time that someone has won twice on scratchcards.

A North Carolina woman won $1m in February, than a $250,000 prize last month. In 2012, a man in suburban Chicago won $1m from a scratchcard game having won the same amount nine years earlier.

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