Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebecer Wins a Million in Lottery for Second Time in Nine Years

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebecer Wins a Million in Lottery for Second Time in Nine Years

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Quebecer two-time lottery millionaire

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QUEBEC - There are lucky men, and then there's Jules Parent.

For the second time in nine years, the 69-year-old Quebecer has won $1 million playing the lottery.

"I know very well that the probability of winning is extremely small and winning twice in a relatively short time is really something else," Parent said in an interview Thursday.

Parent showed up at Loto-Quebec offices in Quebec City to pick up a cheque for $1,222,069 after winning the jackpot playing the Crown of Egypt lottery online.

He won $1 million back in 2008 playing Lotto 6-49.

Parent's most recent jackpot came on a play worth $3.20. Loto-Quebec places the odds of winning with such a bet at one in 23,437,500.

The odds of winning the Lotto 6-49 are one in 14 million. …

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