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Man who bought lottery ticket to break $100 bill wins $10 million

By Mason White 9:55 AM January 25, 2015
Richard and Lisa Noll 

By: Chan Yuan
A man in Massachusetts, got more than he bargained for when bought lottery tickets.

Richard Noll said that he bought two $10 lottery tickets at a grocery store in Boston, to break a $100 bill so he could buy lunch.

To his luck, one of those tickets ended up winning $10 million.

Lottery officials announced on Thursday, that Richard and his wife Lisa, claimed the prize at the lottery headquarters in Braintree.

According to officials, he chose a one time payment of $6,500,000 after taxes.

Noll said that he needed to break a $100 bill so that he could pay cash for his lunch at a nearby sandwich shop. He bought two “Platinum Millions” scratch-off lottery tickets at the nearby Lanzilli Groceria grocery store in East Boston.

The store received a bonus of $50,000 for selling the winning ticket. Noll said that he plans to use the money to buy a house, make some investments and to take his granddaughter to Disney World.

“Noll is the third $10 million ‘Platinum Millions’ prize winner since this instant game was launched in 2013. There are two additional $10 million prizes and sixteen $1 million prizes remaining in the game,” lottery officials said.