Man from Fall River Nr Boston Wins Billion Dollar Bonanza Lottery Twice in 2 Hours

Posted on July 27th, 2009

A man  based in Fall River, south of Boston in Massachusetts won the lottery twice in a couple of hours on Sunday. Philip Brunelle, who is in his late twenties, definitely had the luck of the Irish with him as he won over one million US dollars on 2 scratchcards.

He bagged his first win in the morning and then got greedy and bought another ticket. It was a good job he did, as when he scatched off the surface of the ticket, there was a $ 1 million jackpot waiting for him.

“I was kind of in shock,” said Brunelle afterwards. “I’m still shaking.”

The probability of scooping $1 million from the Billion Dollar Bonanza scratch ticket game is 1 in 436,800, according to the MA State Lottery.

“I already picked $1,000, so I shouldn´t have gone back for more. I guess I’m greedy,” said Brunelle.

Brunelle is going to to use the spoils to open up new photography studios in the Fall River area.

The money will also go to help care for his mother, Linda Daggett, 49, of Brockton, who has cerebral palsy.

“I’m going to try to help her out, get her some new wheels, so she gets a bit more independence,” he said. “Without her, I wouldn’t be here.”

His luck run out shortly afterwards when he got a flat while driving home on Sunday.

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