BRAINTREE (CBS) – An Ipswich truck driver is retiring a little ahead of schedule after striking it rich on a $5 scratch ticket.
Alexander Duke is the fourth $1 million winner of the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “40X The Cash” game. He chose to take the one-time payment of $650,000, before tax, and start a new chapter in his life.READ MORE: 'Now Is The Time To Get Us Home,' Those Who Served In Afghanistan Say It's Time To Go
“He had planned to retire from his job as a truck driver in December, but given his good fortune, he has decided not to wait any longer and is retiring immediately,” lottery officials said in a statement.READ MORE: NH Youth Baseball Team Forced To Cancel Trip To Cooperstown Over COVID Vaccine Requirement
The winning ticket was purchased at the Rite Aid on Haverhill Road in Amesbury. The store will also get a $10,000 bonus for the sale.MORE NEWS: Governor Says J & J Pause Will Not Significantly Impact Massachusetts Vaccination Schedule
There are still two more $1 million prizes in the 40X The Cash game.