Guy Wins $1K —Then $10M Moments Later Rodney Meadows 'let it ride' By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Dec 3, 2015 8:41 AM CST 19 comments Comments Rodney Meadows had one lucky day in November. (California Lottery) (Newser) – We've heard of having a lucky day, but this is ridiculous. A man running errands Nov. 23 in Modesto, Calif., bought a $30 scratch-off ticket at the local Fast Mart and won $1,000, KCRA reports. Then things got even better. According to the Los Angeles Times, Rodney Meadows decided to "let it ride" and bought three more tickets. One of them was a $10 million winner. "He plays compulsively every day," a fellow Fast Mart customer tells KCRA. "It couldn't have happened to a better guy." Meadows, who says he buys four or five lottery tickets a week, has won $1,000 twice in the past. But he hasn't decided what he's going to do with this latest—much larger—windfall. According to the Times, the odds of winning the top prize on a $30 California Lottery 30th Anniversary ticket is a relatively good 1 in 3 million.