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Massachusetts man wins his second $1 million lottery jackpot

Michael Rocca, of Pittsfield, Mass., collected a $1 million jackpot from the Massachusetts State Lottery 21 years after he won the same amount from a different lottery game. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Michael Rocca, of Pittsfield, Mass., collected a $1 million jackpot from the Massachusetts State Lottery 21 years after he won the same amount from a different lottery game. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 7 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man collected a $1 million lottery jackpot about 21 years after he won the same amount from a different game.

The Massachusetts State Lottery said Michael Rocca of Pittsfield scored a $1 million jackpot from the $4,000,000 Instant Jackpot instant ticket game after buying his ticket from Kirk's Variety and Hobby Store in Pittsfield.

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Rocca chose the lump sum option for his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000.

Lottery officials said Rocca previously won a $1 million jackpot from the $1,000,000 Draw instant ticket game in May 2000. He chose to take the full prize amount in annual installments, receiving his final payment in May 2020 -- one year before winning his second jackpot.

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