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Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize

Nov 15, 2015, 2:52 pm

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A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.

"I'm lucky, what can I say?" Constance Carpenito said with a laugh. "You've got to be lucky to win a million twice."

Carpenito — who struck it rich on a $20 Massachusetts State Lottery "$10,000,000 Diamond Millionaire" scratch ticket that also offers $1 million payouts — is chalking up her improbable repeat win to her commitment to playing the lottery at her "lucky" Stop & Shop on Main Street in Stoneham.

Carpenito won $1 million on a $5 ticket purchased at the same supermarket in 1996 — six weeks after winning a $20,000 prize.

"That was the first win — six weeks after that I won the million," Carpenito said. "So now I'm waiting for the next one six weeks from now."?Carpenito chose the cash option on her prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.

"Ever since I hit the million I've been playing at my lucky store once a week and it's really paid off," Carpenito said. "Every week I play my $20."

Stop & Shop spokesman Phil Tracey called Carpenito "one lucky lady."

"Our new motto is 'My Stop & Shop,'" Tracey said. "She really brings 'My Stop & Shop' to life."

Carpenito said she will use her winnings to ensure her three children and five grandchildren have an extra-special Christmas this year.

"I'm planning to help them all have a great Christmas," Carpenito said. "I'll make sure of that."

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Thanks to Zenner for the tip.

Boston Herald, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: November 15, 2015, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

That store is going to turn into a "hotspot". Congrats granny!!!.

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    Posted: November 15, 2015, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

    $20 a week for 20 years, she deserves the win for persistance. 

     

    Congrats!

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      $20 a week for 20 years, she deserves the win for persistance. 

       

      Congrats!

      Nice return on her money.  We should all be that lucky.

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        Posted: November 15, 2015, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

        Sweet!

        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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          Posted: November 15, 2015, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to Constance !! She is very lucky and blessed. Merry Christmas to her as well.

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            Posted: November 15, 2015, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

            She would be the kind to win............twice.

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              Posted: November 15, 2015, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

              Do you need a man in your life Ms. Carpenito?

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                Posted: November 15, 2015, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                She looks like a happy grandma.

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                  Well Merry Christmas to her lol. Keep it up grandma win til you don't win no more!!!

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                    Posted: November 16, 2015, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                    Grandma Santa's  grandkids will have a very nice Christmas this year if she isn't a scrooge with her $.

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                      Posted: November 16, 2015, 2:02 am - IP Logged

                      1M$ 20 yrs ago, 1M$ now.  very nice.  that should hold them throughout their retirement unless they splurge too much!

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                        Posted: November 16, 2015, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                        Maybe I should reconsider buying some of my tickets from the Stop and Shop in the next town over,

                         along with the local Acme Market ?

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                          So happy for this obviously sweet lady, keep on winning and passing it forward!!

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