MODESTO, Calif. – Rodney Meadows hit it big, twice.
On Nov. 23, Meadows was running errands when he decided to buy some $30 California Lottery 30th anniversary scratcher tickets.
On the first ticket he purchased, Meadows won $1,000 and 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.”
Meadows hit it big by winning $10 million on one of the other lottery tickets.
“He plays compulsively every day. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy,” Joseph Trancoso, another customer, said.
Meadows says he typically buys four or five lottery tickets a week and had won $1,000 on two tickets in the past.
At this point, he hasn’t decided what he will be doing with his winnings.