Man Named Gambles Wins Lotto for Second Time - Using Same Numbers as Before

A lucky Chicago man has defied the odds — winning the lottery for the second time in a decade with the exact same numbers.

Larry Gambles, 65, won the Illinois Lottery jackpot of $1,050,000 on June 7, using the numbers 01-06-12-14-25.

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It is the second time Gambles gambled with those numbers. In 2007, the retired school administrator, who lives in the Windy City, used the exact digits to take home a $50,000 prize.

"Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school basketball team," Gambles told lottery officials. "I've been playing the same numbers ever since. I can't believe they paid off again."

When he recently won, he told his family. "They couldn’t believe that I won the lottery again!" he said.

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Gambles was asked if he had any advice and strategy for others who have not been as lucky.

He said: “Pick your favorite numbers and stick with them. It worked for me!”

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