NY Lottery Player Wins $10 Million for Second Time

Monday February 28th 2022

Showing that lightning really does strike twice, one very lucky New York man has won the lottery for the second time, and even the same amount.

Juan Hernandez of Uniondale, in Nassau County, New York hit a $10 million payout in February - after previously winning the exact same prize value in 2019. Talk about beating the odds!

In fact, Hernandez has said he’s “still trying to spend the $10 million" he won three years ago. Now that’s a problem anyone would surely like to have.

Hernandez took home his latest amazing prize on a Deluxe scratch-off ticket purchased from a Stop & Shop at 150 Fulton Ave. in Hempstead, New York.

His first win was on the $350,000,000 Cash Spectacular scratch-off game.

He chose to take his latest prize as a single lump sum payout of $6,510,000 after tax withholdings.

In New York, lottery winners are not allowed to stay anonymous, so some information about them becomes public when they claim their prize.

The chances of winning the Deluxe game’s top prize are 1 in 3,521,600. So imagine how incredibly much higher the odds are of winning twice.  

However, Hernandez is not the first to have achieved the amazing statistical feat - in fact, 2021 brought two such wins.

In August 2021, a South Carolina man hit a $3 million prize only 11 days after he took home a $40,000 payout.

And in October, a retired utility worker from Maryland won a $2 million lottery prize for the second time.

You can also read about more super-lucky lottery players who won more than once.

Currently, there are still three grand prizes left on the $10,000,000 Deluxe game.

The New York Lottery is the largest in the country, and contributed $3.59 billion in fiscal year 2020-21 to state education. During the same period, scratch-offs produced $4,231,742,980 in total sales for the Lottery, and Nassau County school districts benefited from $176,051,834 in Lottery Aid to Education funds.

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