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Modesto Man Wins $10M Lottery Minutes After Winning $1K

Rodney Meadows had bought three more tickets after winning $1,000

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    Luck Strikes Twice for California Man

    A California man wins $10 million on lottery ticket, minutes after cashing in a $1,000 ticket he'd just purchased. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015)

    A Modesto man's lucky hunch paid off when he won a $1,000 lottery prize and immediately bought more tickets — winning $10 million with one of them.

    California lottery officials say Rodney Meadows was out running errands Nov. 23 when he decided to pick up some $30 California Lottery 30th anniversary scratcher tickets at a Modesto store. He won $1,000 on the first ticket he bought.

    KCRA-TV reports Meadows decided to buy three more tickets a minute later and that's when he scratched the ticket that made him a millionaire.

    Meadows says he had to ask the store clerk to check his ticket at the machine because he couldn't believe he had won $10 million.

    He says he doesn't yet know how he'll spend his winnings.