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couple wins lotto TWICE

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Updated: 9:06 a.m. CT Aug 31, 2007

NEW YORK - How lucky can you get?

Adeline and Eugene Angelo won $5 million Thursday after buying the winning ticket in last week’s New York Lotto. In 1996, they won $2.5 million after splitting a $10 million jackpot with three other people.

Eugene Angelo, 81, said he and his wife would share their new fortune with their three sons and their families. Taking the lump-sum payment of $2.5 million, Eugene and Adeline and each of their sons will get about $513,000 before taxes.

“We’re a little older, a little wiser and there are a few more of us, when you count the grandkids,” Eugene Angelo said. “We’re still the same old people. Still very excited. It’s a great feeling.”

Adeline Angelo, 74, a retired medical secretary, said she hoped the new money will “buy us good health and longevity.”

Not done playing Lotto
With the winnings from their last big prize, the couple moved from the Bronx to Putnam County, about 50 miles north of the city. Eugene Angelo said they would continue to live modestly. And still buy lottery tickets, “just for the fun of it,” his wife added.

Acting Lottery Director Gardner Gurney said this was only the third time in Lotto’s history that a winner has hit the jackpot twice. The odds of winning just once were 22.5 million to one.

“The Angelos are living proof that lightning, or in this case, random luck, can strike twice,” he said.

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Comments

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Comment by pumpi76 - September 1, 2007, 3:17 am
Talking about luck...I still ask myself how can this cases happened....This just reminds me that i need to get me the movie "Lost in Space".....
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tnlotto1Comment by tnlotto1 - September 1, 2007, 1:31 pm
it happened to them twice so now i want to keep playing so it can happen to me at least once
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 2, 2007, 2:55 am
The news article (see news forum) says he spends $42 every week and has done that for over 30 years. So he spent about $65,000 if that's true. Not a bad ROI but still, if he didn't win it's a lot of money to spend on lottery tickets for many people. If I spent $100,000 and won millions I could justify it, but how do you ever know you'll get your money back when it's all based on luck?
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tnlotto1Comment by tnlotto1 - September 2, 2007, 1:22 pm
you are right justx most of us are in the red because we have spent more than we have won but he is lucky to be in the black twice on his lottery return twice

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