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British couple win a million in EuroMillions for second time

David and Kathleen Long pose for a photograph with their symbolic cheques from the British lottery at The Mallard in Scunthorpe, England. David and Kathleen Long won the prize in the EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw, having already scooped up 1 million pounds $1.5 million) in 2013. The couple also won a luxury car. Lottery operator Camelot said Wednesday the couple beat odds of 283-billion-to-1. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

David and Kathleen Long pose for a photograph with their symbolic cheques from the British lottery at The Mallard in Scunthorpe, England. David and Kathleen Long won the prize in the EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw, having already scooped up 1 million pounds $1.5 million) in 2013. The couple also won a luxury car. Lottery operator Camelot said Wednesday the couple beat odds of 283-billion-to-1. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

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.