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Man Named 'Gambles' Wins Lottery Twice

MATTESON, Ill. — Larry Gambles. That's a full statement and a full name.

Larry Gambles is a 65-year-old man from the Chicago area. 'Gambles' is what people call him and something he does very well.

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He has won the lottery twice using the same numbers.

Most recently, Gambles won $1.05M this month in the Lucky Day Lotto jackpot.

Nine years ago, he won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of his high school basketball team.

"I've been playing the same numbers ever since," he said in a news release. "I can't believe they paid off again!"

MATTESON, Ill. — His name says it all. Larry Gambles, 65, of Matteson, has won the lottery twice using the same numbers.

He won $1.05 million earlier this month in the Lucky Day Lotto jackpot.

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

His best advice to other lottery players is to "pick your favorite numbers and stick with them," according to lottery officials.

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