For many, winning a big lottery jackpot is a once in a lifetime experience.
But it seems that lightning struck twice Rolf Rhodes.
The Massachusetts State Lottery said on Wednesday he just won a million dollars in the "$ 4,000,000 Instant Jackpot" game.
To take what would become the second gold ticket of his life, Rhodes entered the Imperial Gas and Country Store in Mendon, a city about 40 miles southwest of Boston.
When he made his last life-changing purchase, he managed to beat the odds of 1 in 1.68 million, according to the lottery.
Rhodes won his first million in the state's instant hit game "Hit $ 1,000" in May 2018. He opted to receive this prize in a unique $ 650,000 infusion into his bank account.
This time, he chose to receive his $ 1 million payment in 20 annual installments, valued at $ 50,000 each before tax, the lottery says.
Rhodes million is just a quarter of the state's $ 4,000,000 Instant Jackpot game total. There are still three $ 1 million jackpot prizes left, says the lottery.
And while the lightning does not strike twice in the same place, it seems to have been close.
Rhodes bought his first award ticket in Milford, Massachusetts, a town next to CNN affiliate Mendon WHDH reported.
Correction: An earlier title of this article listed the incorrect state.
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