A New York man wins Mega Millions twice, earning $2 million in one night

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By journalsofus.com

A woman crosses her fingers after purchasing a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023.

A New York man beat the odds twice while playing Mega Millions.

Marco Accardo of West Hempstead claimed two Mega Millions prizes of $1 million each from the same drawing held Nov. 11, 2022, as announced by the New York Lottery last week. It took them almost a year to claim their prizes and they did so last month, just before the November 11 deadline.

Accardo purchased the tickets at a convenience store in West Hempstead. The first five numbers on both tickets were the same: 5, 9, 15, 16, and 17. Accardo chose to receive a lump sum payment of $651,000 for each ticket, a total of $1.3 million after taxes.

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