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EAST FALMOUTH, Mass. -- How's this for a retention strategy: salary plus health benefits, discounts on store merchandise and $4 million. That's not exactly how Tedeschi's drew up its retention plan, but Julie Prive really doesn't mind.

Prive got the surprise of a lifetime after last week after winning $4 million on a $10 lottery scratch ticket. She will receive an annual check for $136,000 after taxes for the next 20 years. And for now, she plans to keep on working. Prive bought the ticket Friday night at the store after she got off work. The ticket was the part of the $600 Million Spectacular game.

James Lancaster, who operates the store franchise with his wife, Barbara, called Prive "delightful."

"As an employer, I wish I had 10 more like her," Lancaster said.

The Lottery outlet that sells a winning ticket normally qualifies for a bonus. Lancaster said he has yet to be notified by the Lottery if the outlet will receive a bonus, according to Reuters.

In 1999, another customer at the East Falmouth store won $1 million on the Monte Carlo game.