Woman Wins $1M Scratch-Offs —21 Years Apart
It's going to be a very merry Christmas for Constance Carpenito's family
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 18, 2015 12:27 PM CST
In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, scratch-off lottery tickets for sale at Eagles Express in Knightdale, NC.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(Newser) – Few people are lucky enough to win $1 million in the lottery. But one Massachusetts woman has now done it twice. Constance Carpenito, of Stoneham, recently won a $1 million prize on a scratch-off ticket in the $10,000,000 Diamond Millionaire instant game. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Lottery says Carpenito also won $1 million on a scratch ticket back in 1996.

Both tickets were purchased at the same Stop & Shop supermarket on Main Street in her hometown. This time around, Carpenito will take a lump-sum payment of $650,000, notes the Boston Globe. If that isn't enough, she also once bought a $20,000 winning ticket at the store. Carpenito says she plays $20 in lottery tickets every week. She plans to put her most recent winnings toward a very special Christmas for her family.