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Calif. man wins $10M lottery prize right after winning $1K

Dec 2, 2015, 9:04 am

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California LotteryCalifornia Lottery: Calif. man wins $10M lottery prize right after winning $1KRating:

MODESTO, Calif. — Just moments after winning $1,000 on a California Lottery scratch-off ticket, a Modesto man learned that he was the winner of a $10 million prize.

Rodney Meadows was out running errands Nov. 23 when he decided to pick up some $30 California Lottery 30th anniversary scratchers tickets from the Fast Mart at 3955 Coffee Road in Modesto, according to lottery officials.

Meadows won $1,000 on the first ticket he bought, so he decided to "let it ride."

"[Meadows] scratched $1,000 and he came back," Fast Mart Manager Lakhvir Singh said. "We had three last tickets left on that row and he said, 'give me those three too.'"

That's when Meadow scratched off his big winning ticket.

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

Meadows previously won $1,000 on two lottery tickets. He typically buys four or five a week.

"I said to [Meadows], 'I knew you were going to do it,'" frequent Fast Mart customer Joseph Trancoso said. "He plays compulsively everyday. It couldn't have happened to a better guy."

Meadows has not yet decided what he will be doing with his winnings.

The Fast Mart will also receive a bonus of $50,000 for selling the lucky ticket.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
United States
Member #81738
October 28, 2009
76737 Posts

That's great, Congrats to Mr Meadows.

Winter is coming !   Ned Stark.

    dr65's avatar - black panther.jpg
    United States
    Member #74094
    May 2, 2009
    24135 Posts

    What a great story! Nice wins!

    369 1009 1109 1099 110/011/101 

      Gleno's avatar - Lottery-001.jpg
      New Jersey
      United States
      Member #80352
      September 25, 2009
      723 Posts

      What a fantastic news story for us lottery players.


        Chasing $ Millions.
        White Shores- California
        United States
        Member #136473
        December 12, 2012
        6332 Posts

        Talk about being hit twice by lightning. ...Congratulations Mr Meadows. 


         * Voice of Reason *   


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

          golfer1960's avatar - Lottery-003.jpg
          Eatontown, NJ
          United States
          Member #119666
          November 29, 2011
          850 Posts

          "You're the Man, Mr. Meadows!!!!

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            gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
            ONEONTA,NEW YORK
            United States
            Member #30515
            January 17, 2006
            447 Posts

            "You're the Man, Mr. Meadows!!!!

            lottery winners

            I just love stories like this at this time of year..PartyUS FlagParty

              RedStang's avatar - laughing chimp.gif
              United States
              Member #121957
              January 21, 2012
              3169 Posts

              Geez, can't get more random then that.

                Raven62's avatar - binary
                New Jersey
                United States
                Member #17842
                June 28, 2005
                131789 Posts

                This is a prime example of being at the right place at the right time and playing the right game!

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

                Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

                  Get paid's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
                  United States
                  Member #152319
                  February 11, 2014
                  175 Posts

                  Good job sir.Ur presistence paid off,an know one still hasn,t been struck by lighting.U don,t play u don,t win.

                    New Member
                    Member #170401
                    November 30, 2015
                    2 Posts

                    Yep, I believe this can happen.


                    Wel-done Rodney Meadows!!!


                      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
                      USN United States Navy
                      Fresno, California
                      United States
                      Member #157851
                      August 2, 2014
                      3959 Posts

                      DanceCongratulations Rodney Meadows!!  Modesto and Fresno belong to The Big Valley here in California.

                       We are located in the Central Valley. I am hoping to add to the fame and win Power Ball tonight.

                      Let the celebrations begin Party

                       "We are all in this together!" 

                        travelintrucker's avatar - morph
                        Greenville, SC
                        United States
                        Member #169866
                        November 4, 2015
                        385 Posts


                        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                          LAS VEGAS
                          United States
                          Member #47728
                          November 22, 2006
                          7166 Posts


                          I Agree!


                          Yes, Luck and Fate.....the Two constants in life.....


                          Fortes Fortuna Juvat

                          Eddessa_Knight Sun Smiley

                            plumsage's avatar - rinard
                            north carolina
                            United States
                            Member #132455
                            September 4, 2012
                            314 Posts

                            These are stories I like to hear.  It gives me hope.  Well done Sir!!! Hurray!

                            Happy healthy wealthy and wise.