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British Couple Wins Lottery For Second Time In 2 Years, Defies 283-Billion-To-1 Odds

04/01/2015 05:57 pm ET | Updated Apr 02, 2015

LONDON (AP) - A couple from northern England has defied the odds - again - by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time.

David and Kathleen Long won the money - and a car - in the EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw, having already scooped up 1 million pounds in 2013.

Lottery operator Camelot said Wednesday the couple beat odds of 283-billion-to-1.

David Long says he played his usual numbers and watched in amazement as they came up. His wife, Kathleen, had to verify them. Since then, it's all been a blur.

The retired truck driver says the win means he'll probably take his wife on a cruise - as he's run out of excuses not to go now. A party is also planned.

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