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Canadian man wins million-dollar lottery twice in 9 years: 'Was I born under a good star?'



Imagine a scenario where you'd won the lottery. Now, imagine if you'd won it twice.

For Jules Parent, this scenario has become a reality.

For the second time in nine years, the 69-year-old Quebec retiree has won a million Canadian dollars playing the lottery.

"Was I born under a good star?," Parent said after receiving his award.

He was awarded a $1,222,069 check after winning the jackpot from an online play worth $3.20.

Loto-Quebec places the odds of such a bet at about one in 23 million.

Parent also won $1 million back in 2008.

He said Thursday that gambling is one of his favorite pastimes along with walking, hunting and fishing, and he intends to keep playing. He also plans to build a new home.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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