Lucky People Win the Lottery—Twice
When Bruce Magistro won $1 million playing scratch cards in 2012, the victory was bittersweet. The Long Island, N.Y., construction worker’s wife was battling cancer, and he spent most of the money on medical bills. Then, in March 2016, Magistro won another cool million. Yolanda Vega, the state lottery employee who handed him his first cheque, said she’d had a good feeling about Magistro: “He was positive and outgoing. I knew he’d win again.” Still, his streak likely had more to do with perseverance than his sunny disposition—Magistro sometimes buys more than $100 worth of scratch cards at once.
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