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Missouri man wins $2M lottery jackpot - 3 months after winning $1M

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BONNE TERRE, Mo. — A Bonne Terre, Missouri, man has become the first Missouri Lottery player to win $1 million or more on a scratch-off ticket more than once.

Ernest Pullen, 57, won $1 million on a 100 Million Dollar Blockbuster scratchers ticket in June. He doubled that prize with his most recent win — $2 million on a Mega Monopoly scratchers ticket he purchased on Sept. 17.

Pullen relocated from Pevely to Bonne Terre after his first big win. That left him with a new favorite store where he bought the lucky ticket; Miller's Quick Shop, 1601 St. Francois Road, in Bonne Terre. Pullen said he has now "fulfilled his dream."

"About six years ago, I had a dream that I won a lot of money," recalled Pullen.

Even though he won $1 million earlier this year, Pullen didn't feel like he had completed the dream yet. He does now.

"All the numbers I dreamed about, and all my lucky numbers, were on the card," he explained. "I might buy a Powerball and a Mega Millions, but that's about it."

Pullen opted to take the cash payment, instead of the annuity, for both of his wins. He will receive a payment of $1.3 million before taxes. Plans for the money include fixing up his new house.

"It needs a new seawall on the lake," he said.

Pullen said he considers himself a "lucky guy," and his string of wins validates that assessment. Although he only plays games that offer big prizes, winning two top prizes on a Scratchers game is rare. He doesn't expect it to happen again.

"My wife said she's winning the next time!" exclaimed Pullen.

Mega Monopoly is a $10 game that officially began August 29, 2009. The game features six top prizes of $2 million, of which three remain.

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Posted: September 28, 2010, 9:43 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to him but you KNOW he plays the scratchers HEAVY in order to be able to win twice!!!!! You don't just win twice and just play 1-5 tickets a day!!!!! He must get up everyday and play at least 100 tickets!!!!

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:30 am - IP Logged

    I play $2 to $4 a week on Powerball and/or Mega Millions.

    I can't afford to play enough money on scratch off tickets to win!

    Congrats to Mr. Pullen!

    Looking for my big win in Powerball or Mega Millioins!

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      fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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      Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:32 am - IP Logged

      I guess $1 million just isn't enough these days!

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        Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:57 am - IP Logged

        It would be enough for me.  I would think winning 1 million would be enough to retire on, as long as you are relatively debt free.

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          Posted: September 28, 2010, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Good for him! Wow!

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            Posted: September 28, 2010, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

            I guess $1 million just isn't enough these days!

            If I won $1 million or $3 million or $500 million I would still play because I like the thrill of playing.  If playing the lottery is NOT fun to you... what's the point of even playing??

            How are you going to win if you don't play?

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              Posted: September 28, 2010, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

              Players who win more than one jackpot must do something different than the average player because a higher percentage of them win again more often than the average player wins the first time.

              * Thoses who can, do * 
              * thoses who can't, just talk *
              Roll Eyes 

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                Posted: September 28, 2010, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                I never really liked scratchers though I did win $100 on them once. dude, I'd be happy winning $500 let alone a million once. Guy must know when to play scratchers or he played them quite often.

                  B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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                  Posted: September 28, 2010, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                  Reminds me of that chick on the "Lottery chnaged my life" show where she won $1 Million on the same scratcher twice.

                   

                  There were only 5 top prize million dollar winners. She won 2 of them. I believe from the same store!~


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                    Posted: September 28, 2010, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Congratulations to him but you KNOW he plays the scratchers HEAVY in order to be able to win twice!!!!! You don't just win twice and just play 1-5 tickets a day!!!!! He must get up everyday and play at least 100 tickets!!!!

                    Ask the guy to know for sure.

                    It takes more than tickets, INTENTION is a factor too.

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                      Posted: September 28, 2010, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to him but you KNOW he plays the scratchers HEAVY in order to be able to win twice!!!!! You don't just win twice and just play 1-5 tickets a day!!!!! He must get up everyday and play at least 100 tickets!!!!

                      I work with his sister and you are close in ur accessment of the situation

                      Numbers.

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                        Posted: September 28, 2010, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                        Dreams are made of such. History does repeat itself, yay!

                        Alright, my turn.

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                          Posted: September 29, 2010, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                          Yea, another property gets saved by another of Earnest's dream to manifestation wins!Bed

                          Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                            Posted: September 29, 2010, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                            I work with his sister and you are close in ur accessment of the situation

                            I had a feeling that was the case too, Best Picks, thanks for the info.

                            I would bet that's the case with the majority of 2nd time winners.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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