LI Lottery Winner Repeats

LI Lottery Winner Repeats


IN 18 MONTHS. CAR OWNERS ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO PAY THEIR DEBTS BEFORE THE STATE TAKES ACTION. TALK ABOUT BEATING THE ODDS, A MAN WHO WON THE LOTTERY FOUR YEARS AGO HAS DONE IT AGAIN. TV 10/55’S LONG ISLAND BUREAU CHIEF RICHARD GROSS SAYS HE EXPECTS TO KEEP ON WINNING. NEWEST MILLIONAIRE IN THE HOUSE. [ CHEERING ] A BIT OF [email protected] VU FOR YOLANDA VEGA, IN 2012, SHE FIRST STOOD WITH 48-YEAR-OLD BRUCE WHEN HE SCORED $1 MILLION SCRATCH OFF WINTER. THEN A FEW WEEKS AGO, THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER STRUCK LOTTERY GOLD A SECOND TIME, INSIDE THIS WEST BABYLON CAN BE STORY. I BOUGHT $20 WORTH OF TICKETS AND THE SECOND ONE WAS A WINNER. Reporter: MAGISTRO SAYS HE WILL SHARE HIS LATEST FORTUNE WITH HIS FAMILY. HIS SON SAYS HIS DAD SPENT THE FIRST MILLION TRYING UNSUCCESSFULLY TO TREAT HIS WIFE’S TERMINAL CANCER. A LOT OF MEDICAL BILLS, SHE COULDN’T WORK FOR THREE AND HALF YEARS. TAKEN CARE OF HER. SO HAD TO DO THE RIGHT THING WITH ALL THE MONEY FIRST TIME. SO NOW YOU GET TO ENJOY IT THE SECOND TIME. Reporter: A LOT OF PEOPLE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS ABOUT WINNING A SCRATCH OFF TWICE. WHAT ARE THE ODDS? THAT’S AMAZING. UNBELIEVABLE. I GUESS LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE. Reporter: A BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR TELLS US NORMALLY THE CHANCES OF WINNING THIS BIG ARE JUST ONE IN 2 BILLION, BUT NOT ALWAYS. IF YOU WIN ONCE YOU MIGHT THINK I’M LUCKY OR THIS MIGHT HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN SO THEN YOU START PLAYING MORE. THEN THE LIKELIHOOD OF YOU WINNING IT CAN ACTUALLY INCREASES. Reporter: IN FACT, BRUCE MAGISTRO ADMITS HE SPENDS AS MUCH AS $200 A DAY AND MORE THAN 1000 WEEKLY ON SCRATCH OFFS. DESPITE THE LONG RUNS OF REPEATING, HE AND HIS NEW FIANCIE PLAN TO KEEP ON SCRATCHING. I HOPE NUMBER 3 IS LESS ODDS THAN THAT.

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