Guy Who Wanted Change for $100 Accidentally Wins $10M

Sorry about your terrible luck, Richard Noll
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2015 1:40 PM CST
John Flara and Walter Johnston sort through and trade lottery tickets during the "Lottovention," in Philadelphia, on Friday July 29, 2011.   (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts man who bought a pair of lottery tickets at a grocery shop to break a $100 bill for lunch has ended up winning $10 million. Lottery officials announced Thursday that Richard Noll and his wife claimed the prize at lottery headquarters in Braintree this week. He chose a one-time payment of $6.5 million after taxes. The Revere man says he needed to break a $100 bill to get lunch at a sandwich shop, so he bought two $20 "Platinum Millions" instant tickets at Lanzilli Groceria in East Boston. The shop gets a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Noll says he wants to buy a house, make investments, and take his granddaughter to Disney World.

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