Illinois man wins lottery second time using the same numbers

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CHICAGO, Ill. – A Chicago man is sticking with his lucky numbers.

Larry Gambles has been playing the lottery with the same numbers for years, and they have paid off in a big way.

“Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school basketball team,” Gambles told the Illinois Lottery. “I’ve been playing the same numbers ever since. I can’t believe they paid off again.”

According to NBC Chicago, Gambles won the lottery a second time using the same numbers.

He won a $1,050,000 jackpot prize during the June 7 drawing.

Gambles is a retired school administrator and says he plans to share the winnings with his family and friends.

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