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Robert Hamilton in July won a $1 million lottery prize for the second time in three months. His wife, Donna Hamilton, is shown here with him. / Photo provided to The Star

INDIANAPOLIS - The chances of getting a $1 million lottery ticket are slim. Winning the same lottery twice is rarer still.

Yet an Indianapolis man defied the odds twice, winning his second $1 million prize in three months.

Robert Hamilton claimed his $1 million from the Hoosier Lottery Commission July 22, according to a news release. He purchased the ticket in the $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off from a Speedway in Indianapolis.

After taxes, Hamilton collected $792,846.04, according to the website.

Hamilton won another $1 million prize in the same game three months earlier, on April 28. He told the commission he stopped by a Casey's store in Jasonville on his way to a conference and purchased the winning ticket there.

"It's the icing on the cake," Hamilton said, as he claimed his second prize.

The odds of winning the $1 million prize on that game are one in 2.1 million, according to the news release. Five of the $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off prizes remain unclaimed.

With his first prize, Hamilton bought a house with his wife, Donna, paid some bills, scheduled a vacation, bought a truck for his father, and purchased equipment for his commercial trash-hauling company.

This time around, Hamilton said he plans to buy a motorcycle.

Donna Hamilton said she and her husband wouldn't let the winnings go to their heads.

"We're just everyday, normal people," she said.



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