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Man wins $1,001,000 from 2 scratch tickets

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man won $1,000 and $1 million dollars from two scratch-off lottery tickets on the same day.

Phillip Brunelle, 29, of Fall River, said he was so excited about winning $1,000 on a scratch-off ticket at a convenience store that he decided to return to the store later to buy another $5 Money Mania ticket, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Monday.

"I already won $1,000, so I don't know why I went back down. I guess I'm greedy," Brunelle said.

He said he used his "lucky penny" to uncover the $1 million prize on the second ticket, which the Massachusetts State Lottery said players have a 1 in 3 million chance of winning.

Brunelle, a photographer, said he plans to use his money to open new studios and help out his mother, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

"I'm going to try to help her out, get her a new car or newer car, so she does not have to depend on everyone else to do everything for her," he said. "Without her, I wouldn't be here."

Thanks to truesee for the tip.

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: July 28, 2009, 8:48 am - IP Logged

Greed pays off!!!!

Great story~WTG!

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    Posted: July 28, 2009, 9:56 am - IP Logged

    WTG: Phillip has a Successful Playing Strategy!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: July 28, 2009, 10:57 am - IP Logged

      Simply, amazing.

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        Posted: July 28, 2009, 11:31 am - IP Logged

        Wow, that's some great luck right there. Good for him.

        For me, it's more like me going and buying a $5 ticket, winning nothing and getting pissed, going and buying another and losing, and then going home. LMAO...maybe someday

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          Posted: July 28, 2009, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

          lol, it wasnt greedy. It was his instincts to go back and win BIG. Congrat to him!Troll

               $Group Hug$

               FOR THE WIN!

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            Posted: July 28, 2009, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

            Talk about good luck...he certainly beat the odds of winning..CongratulationsParty

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              Posted: July 28, 2009, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

              I don't think he was greedy to go back and by more tickets. If he hadn't, he wouldn't have won the million dollars. Congrats to him! He was very lucky!

              "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 28, 2009, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                Talk about good luck...he certainly beat the odds of winning..CongratulationsParty

                CONGRATS TO THE WINNER ....whats the odds of that happening........any math majer guys out there..........all i can say is" holy cow"PartyUS FlagParty

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                  Posted: July 28, 2009, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree.  Also, it's very natural to buy more tickets when you win.  I haven't won a dime in months so I am really down & out and don't want to play too much.  But when I win even $100, I always buy a few extra tickets. Doesn't make sense, since I'm still behind, but it's that positive feeling you get like "I'm on a roll" that makes you do it.  People like Coin Toss who worked in casinos understand what I'm talking about.  Once I was so frustrated because I played for hours and never won anything.  Then I had dozens of chips on the table and, although I wasn't up for the week, it felt really good.  (which is why I bet them and walked away with nothing!)  This man was very, very lucky.  He also didn't have to spend too much of his winnings (just $5) to win more, which is also nice.

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                    Posted: July 28, 2009, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Phillip Brunelle, 29, of Fall River, you are a financially fortunate young man! 

                    May you continue to have:  your lucky penny, obeyance to your good instinct, increased financial gain, your delights, your loving mom, and your loving, generous, and kind ways!

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                      Posted: July 28, 2009, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                      I agree.  Also, it's very natural to buy more tickets when you win.  I haven't won a dime in months so I am really down & out and don't want to play too much.  But when I win even $100, I always buy a few extra tickets. Doesn't make sense, since I'm still behind, but it's that positive feeling you get like "I'm on a roll" that makes you do it.  People like Coin Toss who worked in casinos understand what I'm talking about.  Once I was so frustrated because I played for hours and never won anything.  Then I had dozens of chips on the table and, although I wasn't up for the week, it felt really good.  (which is why I bet them and walked away with nothing!)  This man was very, very lucky.  He also didn't have to spend too much of his winnings (just $5) to win more, which is also nice.

                      now I dont think he only spend $5 on the second ticket. The lottery commissions never say the number of tickets an individual bought when they hit the jackpot, they only announce the value of the lucky ticket. You see they would never want to discourage people who play $1 at a time by informing them that a jackpot winner shelled $50 at once. It's all mind control.

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                        Posted: July 28, 2009, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                        now I dont think he only spend $5 on the second ticket. The lottery commissions never say the number of tickets an individual bought when they hit the jackpot, they only announce the value of the lucky ticket. You see they would never want to discourage people who play $1 at a time by informing them that a jackpot winner shelled $50 at once. It's all mind control.

                        Maybe I'm reading the article incorrectly.  It sounds as if he didn't spend a lot, but maybe he blew $100 or more.

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                          Posted: July 28, 2009, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Very nice....very nice!!

                          Congratulations Phil.Thumbs Up

                          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                          Come on Jackpot!!!

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                            Posted: July 28, 2009, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to him Party

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