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Indiana man wins $1 million twice in 3 months

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The chances of getting a $1 million lottery ticket are slim. Winning the same lottery twice is rarer still.

Yet an Indianapolis man defied the odds twice, winning his second $1 million prize in three months.

Robert Hamilton claimed his $1 million from the Hoosier Lottery Commission July 22, according to a news release. He purchased the ticket in the $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off from a Speedway on South East Street.

After taxes, Hamilton collected $792,846.04, according to the website.

Hamilton won another $1 million prize in the same game three months earlier, on April 28. He told the commission he stopped by a Casey's in Jasonville on his way to a conference and purchased the winning ticket there.

"It's the icing on the cake," Hamilton said, as he claimed his second prize.

The odds of winning the $1 million prize on that game are one in 2.1 million, according to the news release. Five of the $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off prizes remain unclaimed.

With his first prize, Hamilton bought a house with his wife, Donna; paid some bills; scheduled a vacation; bought a truck for his father; and purchased equipment for his commercial trash-hauling company.

This time around, Hamilton said he plans to buy a motorcycle.

Donna Hamilton said she and her husband wouldn't let the winnings go to their heads.

"We're just everyday, normal people," she said.

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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

Whoa Scared I wasn't expecting that

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Hamilton Party

                 

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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    Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

    I read about this earlier. He's a very lucky guy. Congrats to him and his wife!

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

      Robert Hamilton, congratulations on winning the top prize, TWICE, on this cool scratch-off game! I hope it didn't cost you more than $100 to accomplish. Shocked

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

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        Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

        Some guys just have all the luck

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          Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

          CONGRATS Mr and Mrs H......never know when your day will b...cant win if u dont play

          Enjoy guys

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            Posted: July 31, 2014, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

            Thumbs UpHope he  keeps winning. Congratulations for a job well done.

            Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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              Posted: July 31, 2014, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations Bob Hamilton.

              It's a futile effort.

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                Posted: July 31, 2014, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                I think if it was me I'd change my name to Good Luck Chuck LOL

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                  Posted: August 1, 2014, 5:37 am - IP Logged

                  Awesome, keep playing... you never know when you'll hit

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                    Posted: August 1, 2014, 6:13 am - IP Logged

                    Awesome win..again!                                                   

                    This just proves anything is possible again and again!!!

                    I' Am Blessed And Highly Favored.  I Thank-You, Our Lord Jesus and YHWH!Sun Smiley

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                      Posted: August 1, 2014, 8:06 am - IP Logged

                      Robert Hamilton, congratulations on winning the top prize, TWICE, on this cool scratch-off game! I hope it didn't cost you more than $100 to accomplish. Shocked

                      Hey Baller, since he won it twice, it really wouldn't matter how much he spent to win $2M. I'd spend $10K if I knew I'd win $2M!! Smile

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                        Posted: August 1, 2014, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the very lucky winner. You can't win if you don't play.

                        Numbers Don't Lie!

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                          Posted: August 1, 2014, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                          I heard about this on the  news this morning.  Congratulations to the happy couple.   It seems like he/they were being sensible about spending the money the first time around.   But I don't expect him to start on drugs.

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                            Posted: August 1, 2014, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey Baller, since he won it twice, it really wouldn't matter how much he spent to win $2M. I'd spend $10K if I knew I'd win $2M!! Smile

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