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Man wins $1 million lottery prize during stop to buy a ginger ale

Nicholas Fulmer of Dracut, Mass., stopped at a store to buy a ginger ale and ended up getting a scratch-off lottery ticket that earned him a $1 million jackpot. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/6c1790ea3fd8de7d2e59ee98604c164e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Nicholas Fulmer of Dracut, Mass., stopped at a store to buy a ginger ale and ended up getting a scratch-off lottery ticket that earned him a $1 million jackpot. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A thirsty Massachusetts man who stopped at a store to buy a ginger ale ended up buying a scratch-off lottery ticket that earned him a $1 million jackpot.

Nicholas Fulmer of Dracut told Massachusetts State Lottery officials he stopped at the Market Basket in Lowell because the store carries a specific brand of ginger ale that he likes.

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Fulmer said he decided while in the store to buy a 100X The Cash scratch.

The ticket turned out to be a $1 million top prize winner. Fulmer chose to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $650,000.

Fulmer said he plans to put his winnings toward buying a house.

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