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Created on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:31 Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 19:23 Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:31 Written by Associated Press Hits: 1062
ST. LOUIS (AP)—The odds of winning $1 million in a lottery are astronomical, but one Missouri man has beaten them—twice.
Fifty-seven-year-old Ernest Pullen of Bonne Terre won $1 million with a “100 Million Dollar Blockbuster” Scratchers ticket in June. This month, he won another $2 million with a “Mega MONOPOLY” Scratchers ticket.
Pullen says he considers himself a “lucky guy.”
He’s opted to take the cash payment instead of the annuity for both wins so he received $700,000 for the first one and about $1.3 million for the second. That’s before taxes.
Pullen says he’ll use the money to fix up his new house.
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