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Couple Wins Millions in Lottery - Twice

August 31st, 2007 . by TexasFred

NEW YORK (AP) - How lucky can you get?

Adeline and Eugene Angelo won $5 million Thursday after buying the winning ticket in last week’s New York Lotto. In 1996, they won $2.5 million after splitting a $10 million jackpot with three other people.

Eugene Angelo, 81, said he and his wife would share their new fortune with their three sons and their families. Taking the lump-sum payment of $2.5 million, Eugene and Adeline and each of their sons will get about $513,000 before taxes.

“We’re a little older, a little wiser and there are a few more of us, when you count the grandkids,” Eugene Angelo said. “We’re still the same old people. Still very excited. It’s a great feeling.”

Adeline Angelo, 74, a retired medical secretary, said she hoped the new money will “buy us good health and longevity.”

With the winnings from their last big prize, the couple moved from the Bronx to Putnam County, about 50 miles north of the city. Eugene Angelo said they would continue to live modestly. And still buy lottery tickets, “just for the fun of it,” his wife added.

Acting Lottery Director Gardner Gurney said this was only the third time in Lotto’s history that a winner has hit the jackpot twice. The odds of winning just once were 22.5 million to one.

“The Angelos are living proof that lightning, or in this case, random luck, can strike twice,” he said.

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Couple Wins Millions in Lottery - Twice

Good for them, I love to hear stories like this, it makes Lotto players feel good…

I used to play the Lotto all the time, not so much anymore but once in a while I will buy a 5 line ticket, that’s what I always did, a 5 liner and no more…

Well, a few years ago I had a 5 liner and hit 3 out of 6 on 1 line and hit 4 out of 6 on a 2nd line, that was a decent little pay out, and I never pick numbers, I always do a quick pick…

Not too long after that, I was out of town on business and I called home that morning to check in with the wife and she told me, “You have no idea how close you are to being on a plane and headed home right now…”

Well, I thought something had really gone wrong until she told me, “I hit 5 out of 6 on the Texas Lotto last night…” and I have to tell you, if she had hit that 6th number we’d have fully retired, in comfort, right then…

I am very happy for the Angelos, I hope they live a lot longer and thoroughly enjoy it…

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5 Responses to “Couple Wins Millions in Lottery - Twice”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ranando

    For every $1,000,000.00 you win or have you can earn $50,000.00 a year at 5% and never touch your priciple. That would be investing it modestly with not much risk. Take some risk or little risk and you can earn much more.

    I hope they use it wisely.

    My dad won the Irish Sweepstakes when I was a kid and when he died on April 15th of this year, he still had every penny of the priciple.

    My grandfather left me some money when he died, I was 14. I still have every dime he left me, I keep reinvesting the dividens.

    The key to winning these lotteries is to never touch the priciple, never.

  2. comment number 2 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    That’s a great story. Here in Fornicalia some illegal immigrant would win.


  3. comment number 3 by: Robert

    Oh Great Fred of the Blogworld… Please all mighty Fred, give us your Lottery pick numbers so that we might better serve your will with cash……LMAO

    I am still waiting for the lucky numbers too… 350 million in the mega draw today

  4. comment number 4 by: jo

    So nice to have a “feel good” story to end the week on. I’m happy for them.

  5. comment number 5 by: gunz