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MN man defies 28.3 trillion to one odds to win the lottery, twice

28.3 trillion to one represents the odds of a Minnesotan man winning the lottery not once, but twice.
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One in 28,365,785,679,460.

That, if you can't be bothered counting the digits, is roughly one in 28.3 trillion, and it represents the odds of a Minnesota man winning the lottery not once, but twice.

Yes, Anthony Fusaro of Plymouth was the winner of the $874,766 jackpot in the Gopher 5 drawing on Oct. 28, picking five out of five numbers at odds of just more than one in 1.5 million, according to the lottery website.

But his win is all the more unlikely given that in June 2015, Fusaro won a $1 million Mega Millions prize at even greater odds of just under 18.5 million to one.

"I've always believed it would happen again," Fusaro told the Minnesota State Lottery.

Seriously? Because there are 28.3 trillion reasons why it wouldn't.

He used the $1 million he banked last year to pay off his mortgage and his student loans, and put a downpayment on a new home. Fusaro will use his latest win to pay off this mortgage too, as well as the rest of the debts he's accrued.

"It was a great feeling the first time and now that we'll be debt free, it's even better," he said, before adding: "I still think I'm going to do it again."

He bought his winning Gopher 5 ticket at the SuperAmerica at 4325 Peony Lane N. in Plymouth. His winning numbers were 13-18-21-22-38.

On this MoneyMiniBlog, we could only find three things that are less likely to happen than Fusaro's win: Shuffling a deck of cards into sequential order, being hit by a meteor, and picking the perfect NCAA bracket.

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