British couple win a million in lottery for 2nd time

Double Lottery win
David and Kathleen Long pose for a photograph with their symbolic cheques from the British lottery at The Mallard in Scunthorpe, England.

LONDON (AP) — A couple from northern England has defied the odds – again – by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time.

David and Kathleen Long won the money – and a car – in the EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw, having already scooped up 1 million pounds in 2013.

Lottery operator Camelot said Wednesday the couple beat odds of 283-billion-to-1.

David Long says he played his usual numbers and watched in amazement as they came up. His wife, Kathleen, had to verify them. Since then, it’s all been a blur.

The retired truck driver says the win means he’ll probably take his wife on a cruise – as he’s run out of excuses not to go now. A party is also planned.

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