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Oregon man wins second chance lottery jackpot for a second time

Oregon man wins second chance lottery jackpot for a second time
Peter Gilbert, of Beaverton, Ore., won a $50,000 jackpot from an Oregon Lottery Second Chance Scratch-Its drawing just three years after he won $10,000 from another second chance drawing. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An Oregon man collected $50,000 from a second chance lottery drawing after previously winning $10,000 from a second chance drawing fewer than four years earlier.

Peter Gilbert, of Beaverton, told Oregon Lottery officials he entered a non-winning Crossword Inferno scratch-off ticket into the Second Chance Scratch-it drawing, winning a $50,000 jackpot.

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Gilbert said second chance drawings have paid off for him in the past.

"In May 2016, I won $10,000 in the Second Chance drawing," Gilbert said. "So, when I told a friend of mine that I'd won $50,000 this time, he decided to start calling me 'Re-Pete!'"

Gilbert said he is hoping to turn his luck into a "three-Pete" by winning Mega Millions or Powerball.

"Winning this prize is not life-changing," he said, "but it is life affirming."

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