Entertainment Modesto, Calif: Man wins $10m on lottery scratch card minutes after winning $1,000

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  1. dawg

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    A California man who decided to press his luck after winning $1,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket is now a multi-millionaire.

    Rodney Meadows, of Modesto, Calif., spent $30 on multiple 30th Anniversary California tickets at a convenience store in Modesto last week, according to a press release issued Tuesday by California Lottery officials.

    When one of those tickets won Meadows $1,000, he used the money to immediately purchase three more lottery tickets.

    One of the three new lottery tickets proved to be a top prize-winning $10 million ticket for Meadows, who was presented by lottery officials with a giant check.

    “First off, I could not believe it," Meadows told lottery officials. "I had to ask the clerk at the store and he said, ‘You better check it again on the machine.'"

    The machine was correct and now the store where he purchased the tickets, Fast Mart, will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning $10 million ticket.

    Making the double win even more striking, is the fact that Meadows, who says he has not made any decisions yet on how to spend his winnings, has won $1,000 twice before.

    “I’ve been playing the California Lottery since day one,” Meadows told lottery officials, adding that he buys lottery tickets four or five times each week.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/california-man-wins-10m-lotto-off-1000-winning/story?id=35531149
     
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    hand it over to me, pops.
     
  3. MrWarmth

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    Here's MY luck: I wash and detail my car and then 10 minutes later Canadian geese fly over and "paint" it. :facepalm:
     
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    Lucky bastard. If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
     
  5. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    If you wrote a blues song with those lyrics you would be a millionaire by now.
     
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    He seems like a fiscally responsible guy, I mean 3 $30 tickets at first(almost $100) then after 10x his investment, he proceeds to buy 3 more. I'm surprised he didn't buy a whole book of them after he won 10 mil. He loves trying to catch lightning in a bottle twice so now he will probably spend about 2-5 hundred a day on scratchies, which will make his 6 million after the 10 is taxed, last him about 3 years after he blows most of it on new cars and investing in glow in the dark hats for cats.
     
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    6million
    $250/day is almost 66 years.
    $1000/day is 16.5 years.

    With this guys luck, he'd probably win another grand prize or 2.
    reminds me of...
     
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    Some times greed works. I win a G note I'm running with it. Some people call it luck but the lesson here is if you don't lay it down you can't pick it up. Here's hoping you hit the big one.
     
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    Saw this yesterday on my local morning news. Good for him! I just hope he does something good with it, like helping his grandkids go to college or something, instead of gambling it away :rolleye:

    Then again, it's not my business, is it? :c
     
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    No shit, I played that scam California lottery off and on for years, and never won more then 15 bucks on a scratcher, and less then 100 on a ticket.


    But after 911 when they said that people would be searched "totally at random" at the airport security, I was searched EVERY TIME! :prancing: What luck!:yes:
     
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    im hoping the same thing!
     
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    Rakdar “Only the shallow know themselves.” ~Oscar Wilde

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    Good for him winning the CA lottery since he for sure did not win the lottery of life. Molesto is a shit hole of a city to live in.
     
  13. BethOsItchyHem

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    He should invest 100% back into the lottery, could probably double or triple his winnings.