July 15, 2014
A New Jersey man on vacation in Block Island won one million dollars on the "$1,000,000 Scratch" Instant Ticket. He bought one of the $20 tickets from Block Island Pharmacy on High Street and won $20. He then used those winnings to buy one more ticket. As he realized he won $1,000,000, he went numb and started shaking with disbelief. He is staying with a friend on the island, so he immediately told him of his good fortune. He also called his mom and brother who say he is the lucky one in the family. As of right now, he's not sure how he'll use the winnings but said he'd like to have some fun and maybe buy a new car, but also save for retirement.