AN AMERICAN man who bought a pair of lottery tickets at a grocery shop to break a $100 bill for lunch has ended up winning $US10 million.

Massachusetts lottery officials announced Thursday that Richard Noll and his wife claimed the prize this week. He chose a one-time payment of $US6.5 million after taxes.

The Boston man says he needed to break a $100 bill to get lunch at a sandwich shop, so he bought two $20 “Platinum Millions” instant tickets at Lanzilli Groceria in East Boston. The shop gets a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Noll says he wants to buy a house, make investments and take his granddaughter to Walt Disney World.