Panhandle Man Hits Scratch Off Jackpot Twice

By: AP
By: AP

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- May 9, 2011 -

Months after a 39-year-old man won $3 million from a Florida Lottery Monopoly scratch-off ticket, he won another jackpot.

This time, it was $10 million top prize in the lottery's Billion
Dollar Blockbuster scratch-off game, lottery officials said Monday.

Jody Massengale, a general manager at Mellow Mushroom on Panama City Beach, chose a one-time, lump-sum payment, which amounts to $6.5 million before taxes.

Massengale says it is "awesome" to win twice.

Lottery officials say the Billion Dollar Blockbuster game, which
costs $20 per ticket, has the highest cash payout of the scratch
off games. They say six $10 million prizes remain.


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  • by Janet on May 11, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    There's not much fun when you purchase three in a row and win...nothing! Congrats to him.
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    This is just another ploy by the state to get poor people to spend their rent money for lottery tickets. Your chances of winning anything significant (other than $2 or a free ticket) are about 2 billion to one. There should be a law against this crooked stuff.
  • by jr Location: ga on May 9, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    yea my luck is changeing to after a year downfall. i hit $2 twice $2.50 onse.
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    guess if i bought lottery tickets id have a better chance.
  • by Mark Location: Tallahassee on May 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    He hit it twice and I can't even hit it once! Wish I had whatever mojo he's using! LOL! Just hope he really needed it and does something good with it!
    • reply
      by Sissy on May 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM in reply to Mark
      Think I'll get him to buy my next ticket
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    favor aint fair...
  • by Nicole Location: Tally on May 9, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    Wow!
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