Scratch-Off Player Wins a Second $10M Payoff

Juan Hernandez cashed in the first time in 2019
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2022 11:50 AM CST
Scratch-Off Player Wins a Second $10M Payoff
Ralph Cox plays a scratch-off ticket in Gulfport, Miss., in 2019.   (Alyssa Newton/The Sun Herald via AP)

Juan Hernandez is starting to get good at this. The Long Island man claimed a $10 million prize in a New York Lottery Deluxe scratch-off game last week—his second windfall, after winning his first $10 million in a scratch-off game in 2019, per WNBC. The New York Lottery said he beat odds of 1 in 3,521,600 to win the Deluxe game, per CNN; the odds of winning a second time defy comprehension. Hernandez chose to take his winnings last week in a lump-sum payment: $6,510,000. He didn't say whether he'll keep playing, but it's clear Hernandez doesn't need another windfall. "I'm still trying to spend the $10 million I won in '19," he said. (Read more lottery winner stories.)

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