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Call him ‘Mr. Lucky’: Minutes after winning $1,000 lottery prize, man wins $10 million

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Rodney Meadows, of Modesto, Calif., wins $10M lottery minutes after winning $1K

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s lucky, and then there’s really lucky.

A Modesto man’s hunch paid off when he won the lottery not once, but twice in a matter of minutes.

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.

After his big win, Meadows decided to buy three more tickets a minute later and that’s when he scratched the ticket that made him a multi-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.