Lightning has struck twice for one lucky man after he won a big lottery prize for the second time.

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Thomas Perretta, from Stamford, Connecticut, won a $30,000 lotto jackpot on a 30X Cash scratch game from a local store where he had also bought a $30,000 winning ticket on the same game four years ago.

He told Connecticut lottery officials: ''I bought this 30X ticket at the same store four years ago and I won.

''The first time the prize helped me pay some bills. This time, it's going towards a new kitchen remodel.''

The rest of the lump sum, according to Thomas, ''will go in the bank!''

Perretta bought the golden ticket from the Cove Convenience store in Stamford and claimed his prize on March 4, according to officials.