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UPDATED 01/11/12 5:25 a.m.

LOMBARD, Ill. (CBS) - The odds of lightning striking twice may be slim, but so is winning the lottery more than once.

Or maybe not.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports


As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, Lombard resident Scott Anetsberger recently won the $1 million grand prize from the Illinois Lottery’s “Merry Millionaire” game for the second time in less than a decade.

Anetsberger is just a regular lottery player who happens to be luckier than most.

Anetsberger bought the winning instant ticket at J&P Food in Villa Park, and is the first to claim one of three grand prizes, according to an Illinois Lottery statement.

“I won $1 million about nine years ago from the Merry Millionaire game,” Anetsberger said.

Anetsberger said he plans on using his winnings to pay bills and send his two younger children to college.

J&P Food received a $6,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, according to the Illinois Lottery.

“He’s a regular at our store and we’re happy that he won,” store manager Pranav Patel said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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