Lucky bloke wins £7.4m on Lottery for the second time in just three years


A lucky bloke has bagged himself £7.4million ($10 million USD) after winning the lottery for the second time in three years.

New Yorker Juan Hernandez, who must feel like one of the luckiest people on the planet at the moment, says he is “still trying to spend the $10 million” he won in 2019.

Unbelievable the New York Lottery confirmed that Hernandez had managed to nab the top prize yet again, winning on the $350,000,000 (£261,640,750) Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket.

He purchased the ticket from a Stop & Shop in Hempstead, Long Island and grabbed himself another top prize victory.



Juan says he’s still trying to spend the cash from his first Lottery win

Hernandez, from Uniondale, New York, received a lump sum that totalled to a whopping $6,510,000 (£4,866,517.95) after required withholdings.

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It’s the second time the lucky lad has won the lottery, winning big the first time with a $10 million (£7.4 million) haul back in 2019.

Thinking about what to do with the cash must be hard enough, but American billionaire Mark Cuban has said the worst thing to do would be to “blow it all in one spot”.

Speaking to Dallas News, the billionaire said: “You don’t become a smart investor when you win the lottery.”



The bloke had already netted a big prize just three years before
The bloke had already netted a big prize just three years before

He added: “Don’t make investments. You can put it in the bank and live comfortably. Forever.”

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The temptation to increase your earnings is always there, but Cuban said: “You will sleep a lot better knowing you won’t lose money.”

He also warned winners of the jackpot prize that family and friends may turn the winner into a human ATM, with Cuban saying that winners should “tell all your friends and relatives no” if they ask for cash.

Cuban added that “They will ask. Tell them no. Feel free to help some, but talk to your accountant before you do anything.”