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New Jersey man collects lottery jackpots two years apart

By Ben Hooper
New Jersey man collects lottery jackpots two years apart
A New Jersey man won a $3 million lottery prize only two years after collecting his first major jackpot. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 30 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.

Eugene Martellio of Vineland told New Jersey Lottery officials he had a feeling the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT scratch-off ticket he bought from Dante Car Wash in Vineland wasn't going to be a winner, so he only scratched off the bar code to use the scanner on the counter.

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The scanner didn't show the results, so Martellio gave the ticket to the clerk, who discovered it was a $3 million top-prize winner.

Martellio, a long-time lottery enthusiast, previously scored a $730,361 jackpot from a Jersey Cash 5 drawing in 2017.

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