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Trucker To Retire Early After Major Lotto Win

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A Maine truck driver has decided to turn in his keys early after hitting a $1 million jackpot on a scratchers ticket.

Trucker Alexander Duke of Ipswich won the jackpot off of a $5 “40X The Cash” scratchers ticket. He chose to take his winnings in a single lump sum of $650,000 (before tax).

Duke says he was planning on retiring in December, but with his lottery winnings, he decided to begin his retirement early.

Duke bought the ticket at a Riteaid in Amesbury. That store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Sources:
The Valley Patriot
CBS Boston

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