Lottery luck strikes twice for Quebec man who won millions

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Roch Théroux/Loto-Quebec via AP

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

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

Parent muses, "Was I born under a good star?"

He showed up at lottery offices to pick up a check for $1,222,069 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.

In Parent's words: "It won't be a castle, but it will be in the modern style."


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