(CNN) – For Juan Hernandez, it’s not just beginner’s luck…
The man from Uniondale, New York, recently won a $10 million lottery prize, three years after winning another with a similar amount.
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In fact, Hernandez told New York Lottery officials on Tuesday that he’s “still trying to spend the $10 million” he won in 2019.
The first time Hernandez won, he was playing a $350,000,000 Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. This time, he won the luxury scratch game.
He chose to claim his latest award with a single one-time payment of $6,510,000.
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The odds of winning the top prize on the Deluxe are 1 in 3,521,600, according to the New York Lottery. Of course, the odds of winning the lottery twice will be exponentially higher.
But it’s not as rare as you might think. Last October, a Maryland man won $2 million for the second time. And in August, a South Carolina man won $3 million in the lottery just 11 days after winning $40,000.
It is unclear if Hernandez will continue to play the lottery, but the third time is a charm.
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