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Lightning Does Strike Twice For Lottery Winner

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FILE PHOTO (Aaron Kupec/WTIC Radio)

FILE PHOTO (Aaron Kupec/WTIC Radio)

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ A Greenwich resident has won the state lottery for the second time this summer.

Good thing his wife needed milk at the store.

Joe Lanoce won $25,000 playing the “$200,000 High Stakes Casino” game. Earlier in the summer he won $10,000 playing the “$1,000,000 Jackpot” game.

Lanoce bought both tickets at Courtesy Mobil Greenwich.

“I’ve been very lucky; I bought both winning tickets at the same place,” Lanoce said in a news release issued Friday by Connecticut Lottery. “This time, if it wasn’t for my wife I wouldn’t have been shopping there at all last night _ she told me we needed to get milk.”

Lanoce arrived at Connecticut Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill last week where he accepted a check for $17,081, his latest winning after taxes.

Like the last lottery prize he won, he says the money will go toward his daughter’s college education.

For selling Lanoce his $25,000 prize winning ticket, Courtesy Mobil Greenwich will receive a $250 bonus from Connecticut Lottery.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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