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Massachusetts man buys lottery tickets to break $100 bill, wins $10 million

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A Massachusetts man who bought two lotto tickets so he could break a $100 bill to buy lunch was left stunned after he ended up scooping an astonishing $10 million in prize money.

Richard Noll only purchased two $20 Platinum Millions instant tickets at Lanzilli Groceria in East Boston so he'd have smaller notes to buy food at a sandwich shop, reports ItemLive.com.

But he ended up with much more than he bargained for when he scratched the cards — and discovered he was a newly minted multimillionaire.

Noll claimed his prize alongside his wife Leese at the lottery's Braintree headquarters on Thursday.

He chose to receive the windfall as a one-off $6.5 million payout, which, after taxes, means he'll have $4.55 million in the bank.

Revere-based Noll said he now planned to buy a house and take his granddaughter to Disney World.

Mitesh Patel, who sold him the winning ticket, will also receive a $50,000 bonus.

Lottery bosses said that Noll was the third $10 million prize winner in the Platinum Millions game since it launched in 2013.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: January 26, 2015, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

"Mitesh Patel, who sold him the winning ticket, will also receive a $50,000 bonus."

Congratulations to Richard Noll and Mitesh Patel.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: January 26, 2015, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to Mr. Noll; use that money and go someplace warm for a while!

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      Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations  to Richard & Leese Noll !! and also to the store owner Mr. Patel. 

      Good Luck to all LP members !!Party

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        Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the Noll's on their big win! Cheers

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

          The Patels win the second chance games here all the time.It's all about them in Tennessee.Just feel lucky you live in another state..Im happy for this man..I love seeing good things happen to good people in another state.I know it's really reaL.

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            Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to Mr. Noll and Mr. Patel. 

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              Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

              Mass Lottery churns out so many millionaires in scratch cards, it's mind boggling. But it's not as easy as it may appear. Mr. Noll you are one lucky man. Mr Patel caught some windfall Thumbs Up

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: January 26, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to the winner. The common thread in many of these winner stories is the winner only purchased the winning ticket for another purpose, change to buy a sandwich (requires the purchase of two $20 scratch tickets); stuck in traffic, so bought three, $20 tickets; doing laundry and wanted to pass the time, et al. I play lottery games to win and so do all these players.

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                  Posted: January 26, 2015, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulation Mr. Noll.

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                    Posted: January 26, 2015, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Got to love this story. What a stroke of luck. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Noll and to the retailer, Mr. Patel.

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                      Posted: January 26, 2015, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                      They look like a very nice couple.

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                        Posted: January 26, 2015, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                        The Patels win the second chance games here all the time.It's all about them in Tennessee.Just feel lucky you live in another state..Im happy for this man..I love seeing good things happen to good people in another state.I know it's really reaL.

                        Patel seem to be a popular name in lottery winners stories.  I heard a Patel took over a local gas station that sells lottery tickets, maybe I'll start buying my tickets there.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: January 26, 2015, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Patel seem to be a popular name in lottery winners stories.  I heard a Patel took over a local gas station that sells lottery tickets, maybe I'll start buying my tickets there.

                          Good for you, maybe some of the Patel Luck will rub off on you RJ..Thumbs Up 

                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            Posted: January 27, 2015, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the winner, the Lottery Fairy was definitely good to him.

                            Anybody doubt that it's luck?

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                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.