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Massachusetts man collects his second $1 million lottery jackpot

Stephen Toto of Framingham, Mass., said a last-minute decision at a convenience store led to his winning his second $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket. Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts State Lottery
Stephen Toto of Framingham, Mass., said a last-minute decision at a convenience store led to his winning his second $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket. Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts State Lottery

July 2 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man said a snap decision to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket from a convenience store led to his winning his second $1 million jackpot in four years.

Stephen Toto of Framingham told Massachusetts State Lottery officials he hadn't intended to buy a scratch-off ticket at the A-1 Gulf store in Framingham, but when he reached the counter he made the decision to buy a $30 The Fastest Road to $1 Million ticket.

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The ticket turned out to be a $1 million jackpot winner.

Toto was already familiar with the process for claiming a lottery jackpot, after winning $1 million from a $4,000,000 Payout scratch-off ticket in 2017.

The winner selected the lump sum option for his latest winnings, taking home $650,000 before taxes.

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