The Hudson Valley area sees its share of lottery winners.

How often do you play the lottery? Do you buy the occasional scratch-off ticket? Do you buy a Mega Millions when the jackpot is worth billions? Maybe you play multiple games habitually every week. When you buy a lottery ticket you may try to win the big prize but most players would be happy to win a small piece of the jackpot.

Imagine winning the lottery once. Then imagine winning twice. How about winning twice in one night? It might sound like a dream to many of us but it is a reality for a man from Long Island.

USA Today reports that Marco Accardo from West Hempstead, New York recently cashed in two $1 million prizes. He may have recently cashed these tickets in but he reportedly hit the winning numbers in a drawing from November 11, 2022. He recently cashed them in right before the deadline ended.

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Accardo apparently held on to prizes worth a lump sum of over $1.3 million after taxes for a year.

What are your odds of winning a lottery jackpot? Your odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million based on numbers shared by A Your odds of getting the jackpot are even lower. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is about. 1 in 302.6 million.

Winning isn't everything it is cracked up to be. Business Insider has a whole list of people who won huge amounts of money only to blow through it.


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