Massachusetts man wins $1 million jackpot for the second time in 18 months

  • 09 Nov - 15 Nov, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
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It’s a go-to daydream: What would you do if you won the lottery? For one Massachusetts man, that daydream came true not only once, but twice! Rolf Rhodes, a resident of Mendon, Massachusetts, won $1 million on a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket. It’s the second time that Rhodes has won money on such a ticket. He snagged up another million just 18 months ago. Rhodes’ prize this week came from playing the “$4,000,000 Instant Jackpot” instant game, and he decided to receive the money in annual payments of $50,000 before taxes. He already received the first of 20 payments, the lottery said. The store that sold Rhodes’ ticket, the Imperial Gas and Country Store in Mendon, will be granted $10,000 for selling the winning ticket. In May of last year, Rhodes won the “Hit $1,000” $10 instant game, and decided to have that prize doled out in a one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes. That winning ticket was purchased in Milford, Massachusetts, just three miles away from the other store. Anyone inspired by Rhodes’ success living in Massachusetts still has the opportunity to win it big. There are three $4 million prizes and seven $1 million prizes still up for the taking in the “$4,000,000 Instant Jackpot” $10 instant game, the Massachusetts State Lottery said.