MODESTO, Calif. -- Customers at a California mini mart in Modesto are buying up scratch-off tickets like never before.
One of the store's regulars beat the odds: He won the lottery, not once but twice in just a matter of minutes.
"I play every day, every day," said Joseph Trancoso, a friend. "It couldn't have happened to a better guy."
Lakhvir Singh, manager of the Fast Mart, said he sold the winning ticket to Rodney Meadows last week when Meadows stopped in to pick up some $30 scratch-off tickets while running errands.
"It's amazing and unbelievable," said Lakhvir Singh, manager of the Fast Mart.
"He went outside to scratch it, came in and I was like, 'he won big,'" said Singh.
Meadows won $1,000 on the first try, so he decided to play again.
"He bought the last three and the third one that was the $10 million," said Trancoso. "I can't even believe what 10 million looks like."
"So we scanned here and it was like 10-0-0-0 -- $10 million - it was great," said Singh.
This isn't the first time the store has sold a winning ticket. One customer said she won $1,000 one time on a crossword puzzle. The store also sold a $25,000 scratcher in November and a $30,000 ticket last year.
It could be one of the luckiest locations in the Central Valley.
Last year's $1.5 million winner from another location down the road also stopped in to buy tickets and offered the new winner his 2 cents.
"You can only spend so much money, you can only live in one house and you can only drive one car, but I'm going to live and drive like I want to," said Elfred Mitzenheimer, a Powerball winner.
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