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Friday, August 10, 2007

Man wins Powerball for second time

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - Francis Stephenson is a lucky man, almost incredibly lucky.
He has won $1.4 million with two winning Powerball lottery tickets. If he had just a little more luck - and got one more number right each time - he'd be more than $340 million richer.
Stephenson's latest big winner came Saturday when he matched the five white balls, but not the Powerball. He won $400,000, just missing the estimated $141 million jackpot.
The latest windfall came less than two years after Stephenson, 61, became the first person to win $1 million in South Carolina's lottery when he again picked all five white balls but missed the Powerball in an Oct. 8, 2005 drawing, which would have been worth more than $200 million to a single winner.
The odds of picking the five white balls but missing the Powerball in one drawing are more than 1 in 3.5 million, according to the game's Web site.


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