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Trucker retires and then immediately wins the lottery


A truck driver won the lottery just days after notifying his boss of his retirement in Massachusetts last month. 

65-year-old Paul Bashaw was a trucker for 20 years when he finally decided it was time to retire. He gave his boss his notice, and just three days later he walked into a convenience store in West Boylston, Massachusetts and bought a $1 million winning lottery ticket. 

“I told my wife there were three things in life I never thought I’d see happen: the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, getting a hole in one – that happened five years ago – and hitting the Lottery, and now I’ve hit all three,” Bashaw said to CBS 58.

Bashaw then finished out his last two weeks of trucking without telling anyone of his good luck. 

He claimed his prize by accepting a one-time cash payment of $650,000 on Friday, July 28th. He says he looks forward to using the money to travel during his retirement.


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