canada africa partner reservation Lottery win of $1 million twice in 10 weeks for Massachusetts woman

Lottery win of $1 million twice in 10 weeks for Massachusetts woman

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For the second time in ten weeks, Christine Wilson of Attleborough has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery.
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  • Christine Wilson of Massachusetts won her second $1 million lottery prize in ten weeks.
  • She plans to save her winnings because she opted for a lump sum payment both times.
  • Despite the odds being 283 billion to one, there have been several double lottery wins.

A woman has claimed her second $1 million lottery prize in ten weeks while playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Christine Wilson of Attleborough, Massachusetts, latest windfall came from the “100X Cash” $10 instant ticket game, which added to her previous $1 million winnings from the “Lifetime Millions” $50 instant ticket game in February.

On both occasions she opted for the lump sum of $650,000.

Wilson used some of her previous winnings to buy an SUV. This time she plans to put her prize in the piggy bank.

The Family Food Mart in Mansfield, where Wilson purchased her last winning ticket, will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Massachusetts State Lottery for making the sale.

Wilson’s first prize of $1 million came from Dubs’ Discount Liquors, also in Mansfield.

Getting rich overnight doesn’t always change lives

Inflatable lottery balls in the crowd during a National Lottery event on May 7, 2023 in Liverpool, UK.
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Winning the lottery even once is extremely unlikely. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning a Mega Millions or Powerball game.

Winning more than once is remarkable, but Wilson’s back-to-back wins are not a first in lottery history.

Fellow Massachusetts residents Kevin Miller and Kenneth J Stokes hit the jackpot twice.

A British couple, David and Kathleen Long, who won £1 million ($1.25 million) in July 2013, earned another £1 million and a Jaguar car in March 2015.

But getting rich overnight doesn’t always change lives for the better; some winners have ended up in debt or even sent to prison.

New Jersey native Evelyn Adams also won the lottery twice: in 1985 and 1986, earning her a total of $5.4 million.

However, the lucky double win could not satisfy Adams’ gambling addiction, and she gambled away her winnings. As of 2016, she had no money and lived in a caravan park.

Juan Hernandez of Nassau County, New York, won the New York Lottery’s Deluxe scratch-off game twice. When he won gold for the second time in 2022, he was “still trying to spend the $10 million” he won in 2019.

According to Camelot, operator of the British National Lottery, the odds of winning the lottery twice are 283 billion to one.

Every lucky winner should think of it as preparing for a marathon and learning to say no to friends and family, a lottery consultant previously told Business Insider.

Business Insider has contacted the Massachusetts State Lottery for comment.