Husband and wife in Randolph win $1M prizes in separate contests

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP/WHDH) — A Massachusetts man won a $1 million jackpot in the state lottery just months after his wife won her own $1 million prize in a different contest.

Lottery officials say Robert Goodwin, of Randolph, won the money Monday after buying a $5 instant ticket for the $1,000,000 Platinum Payout game. He chose to accept the lump sum prize totaling about $650,000. His wife, Jane Goodwin, won $1 million in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes in August.

“It’s lightning that struck twice and we were very, very fortunate,” said Goodwin.

The Goodwins says they will use their winnings to buy a home in a community where they won’t have to shovel snow.

Fast Lane Convenience, the store that sold Goodwin the winning ticket, will also get a bonus prize of $10,000.

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