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Man wins $1M on vacation to Block Island

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By The Associated Press 

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ A vacation on Block Island has turned a New Jersey man into a millionaire.

The Rhode Island Lottery said Tuesday that Thomas Mistele of Flemington, New Jersey, bought a $20 ``$1,000,000 Scratch'' ticket at Block Island Pharmacy and won the same amount back. So he decided to buy another ticket.          

Lottery officials say he went numb and started shaking with disbelief when he realized he had won $1 million. He immediately told a friend with whom he's staying on the island, then called his mother and brother, who said he's the lucky one in the family.         

Mistele says he's not sure how he will use the winnings. He plans to have some fun, buy a new car and save for retirement. 

(C) The Associated Press 2014

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