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$1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday $1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday
$1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday A Fall River woman snagged a $1 million prize in the Powerball drawing from earlier this week, and she was one number away from winning $39 million.  Ida Reis bought a Quic Pic ticket that correctly guessed the first five numbers of the Wednesday night, July 10, drawing. Those were: 7, 11, 12, 27, 46, and 26.  Reis claimed her $1 million (before taxes) prize on Friday.  Related: Billerica Man Wins $1 Million From $10 Scratch-Off Ticket She wants to use that money to help her family. Reis bought the ticket at Amaral’s Central Market at 872 Globe St. in Fall River. The …
$15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift $15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift
$15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift The late comedian Norm MacDonald once said getting a lottery ticket was the worst gift imaginable. Because if the ticket loses, it's worthless, but if it wins, you've just given away millions in cash in exchange for the sweater they got you.  That happened recently in Massachusetts when a gifted lottery ticket will pay out $1 million a year for the rest of the winner's life.  Merjon Tangovan Nominee Trust of Boston collected the ticket for the winner from the $50 scratch-off game “Lifetime Millions." Greg Racki, a trustee, said his client called the ticket the "best birthday…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win $1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win A Marshfield man doesn't plan on splurging too much with his newfound $1 million windfall from the Massachusetts State Lottery. He wants to invest his money. Joel Laffin won the seven-figure sum by playing the $10 scratch-off game "$4,000,000 Monopoly Doubler." Six $1 million tickets have not been found in the game, and three $4 million cards remain in circulation.  Related: Salem Woman Looks To Upgrade Her Ride After $1M Lottery Win Laffin took the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the winning ticket on the Fourth of July at&nb…
$710K Lottery Jackpot: Mass Trust Claims Prize After Game Redesign Improves Odds Of Winning $710K Lottery Jackpot: Mass Trust Claims Prize After Game Redesign Improves Odds Of Winning
$710K Lottery Jackpot: Mass Trust Claims Prize After Game Redesign Improves Odds Of Winning A whopping $710,000 jackpot prize has been claimed by a Massachusetts trust, lottery officials announced.  The winning Megabucks ticket was sold at a Bristol County store for the drawing on Wednesday, May 22, and claimed by the Coogan Smith 2024 Clients' Trust One, Massachusetts State Lottery officials announced on Wednesday, July 3.  The trust, which was represented by trustee Stephen Withers Jr., chose to receive the cash option and was sent a one-time payment of $710,000 before taxes.  The winning ticket was bought at Pick 'N Pay located at 54 South Washington St. in…
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Western Mass Winner Has Big Plans For Newfound Fortune $5M Lottery Jackpot: Western Mass Winner Has Big Plans For Newfound Fortune
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Western Mass Winner Has Big Plans For Newfound Fortune A Berkshire County woman who claimed a $5 million Massachusetts State Lottery jackpot said she wants to buy a new car with her winnings. And she should get a good deal since she works for the dealership.  Kathy Burgess, of Laneborough, won the massive payday by playing the $20 scratch-off game "$5,000,000 100X Cashword." He chose to take the lump sum payment of $3.25 million rather than the annuity.  Burgess bought the ticket at Price Chopper's Market 32 at 555 Hubbard Ave. in Pittsfield. The store will get a $50,000 bonus for the sale.
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday A Worcester County man who won $1 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery said he's been playing the same numbers for 20 years. That’s around the same time his wife won a $1 million jackpot in the lottery. Thomas Ensko, of Blackstone, claimed the seven-figure jackpot after correctly guessing five of the "Mega Millions" numbers in the multi-state drawing on Tuesday, June 11. Those numbers were 1, 5, 7, 22, and 24, with the Megaplier 8.  Related: Blackstone Woman Is Newly Minted Millionaire  He plans to use the money to help his children and grandchildren.  Ensko b…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In West Springfield $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In West Springfield
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In West Springfield It was a lucky weekend for one Bay Stater after they collected a $100,000 check in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  They won the money after correctly guessing all five numbers in the Mass Cash drawing. Those are 7, 12, 17, 26, and 29. It was the biggest jackpot on Sunday, June 10.  Related: West Springfield Man Eyeing New Car After $1 Million Lottery Win The winner's name was not released.  The ticket was sold at Shah Mart at 464 Main St. in West Springfield. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  There were 187 winning tickets worth more than $6…
Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Ticket Sold In Feeding Hills Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Ticket Sold In Feeding Hills
Newly Minted Millionaire: $1M Ticket Sold In Feeding Hills A $50 lottery ticket paid off 20,000 fold to one lucky Bay Stater when they won a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery. The winner created a trust called the Feeding Hills Trust of Quincy to collect the prize and protect their identity.  The winning scratch-off ticket was from the "Billion Dollar Extravaganza" game. Three $2 million prizes and three $1 million winning tickets remain in circulation in the $50 game.  Related: How David Spillane Became The Face Of The Mass State Lottery David Spillane, an attorney representing the trust, collected the check.&n…
Multiple $100K Lottery Tickets Sold Across Mass Multiple $100K Lottery Tickets Sold Across Mass
Multiple $100K Lottery Tickets Sold Across Mass Two Bay Staters had a very lucky Thursday, June 6, when they collected $100,000 checks for playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Both winners correctly guessed all five numbers in the Mass Cash drawing. Those were: 3, 10, 15, 16, 21.  The winners' names were not released.  The winning tickets were sold at Andy's Walnut Mart at 36 Walnut St. in Peabody and Country Convenience at 216 S Main St. in Athol.  The stores will receive a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  There were 579 winners who collected $600 or more in the state lotter…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass One Bay Stater had a very lucky start to their week when they claimed a $100,000 lottery ticket they bought in Worcester County on Monday, May 20.   The winning ticket was sold at Market Basket at 95 Sutton Ave. in Oxford and was for the $30 "Millions" scratch-off game. Related: Lotter Winners Discuss How Their Lives Changed After Hitting Jackpot The winner's name was not released. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 855 people who won $600 or more in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday.  It was also the second-largest pr…
Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret
Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret The only thing better than winning the lottery is doing it anonymously. There are countless stories of lottery winners who've gone bankrupt in part from empty-handed "friends" or scammers looking for a rich target.  In Massachusetts, winners must divulge their names and pose with novelty checks boasting their jackpot amount unless they create a trust to collect their cash. Attorney David Spillane, a partner at the Quincy-based law firm SKB Attorneys, who's done nearly 100 of these trusts, connected us with some of those winners who chose to keep their paydays a secret to see what life …
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash $5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash The Force was with a Worcester County dad when he bought his $5.37 million winning lottery ticket on Saturday, May 4.  James Jorgensen won the massive jackpot playing the multi-state Megabucks lottery. He collected the prize with his partner, Jennifer Jorgensen.  The "Star Wars" fan said the win was made extra special because it fell on May the Fourth.  “The best thing is I’m a huge 'Star Wars' fan, so I was all decked out in a 'Star Wars' hat and 'Star Wars' shirt, and I won on May 4th which is an unofficial 'Star Wars' holiday," he told the lottery.  J…
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass A $5.37 million ticket was sold in Worcester County over the weekend in the Megabucks multi-state lottery.  The Quic Pic ticket was sold at Lowe’s Variety and Meat Shop at 255 W. Main St. in Northborough for the Saturday, May 4, drawing. The winning numbers were 4-11-15-26-30-40.  The winner's name has not been released. It's unclear if they have attempted to collect their prize yet. They have a year to pick up their check.  The store will receive a bonus for the sale.  The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 7,059,052.
$1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks $1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks
$1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks Christine Wilson may be the luckiest person in Massachusetts.  Winning one $1 million jackpot wasn't enough for the Attleboro woman who picked up her second seven-figure win last month, just 10 weeks after her first big win.  Wilson won her first jackpot playing the $50 scratch-off game “Lifetime Millions" on February 23. She won a second $1 million prize on a $10 "100X Cash" ticket.  Related: Dorchester Woman Wins $1M In New "Jaws"-Themed Game Wilson chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 rather than the annuity. She plans to put her latest winnings into a saving…
4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day 4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day
4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day While a $1 million ticket was sold in Massachusetts on Monday, April 22, there was nowhere more lucky than a convenience store in Attleboro.  Canaan Fuels at 947 Newport Ave. in Attleboro sold four $100,000 winning lottery tickets  Monday.  The winning tickets were for the nightly "Mass Cash" drawing. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 23, 25, and 26. Players must correctly guess all five numbers to claim the $100,000 grand prize. The names of the winners were not released. The store will receive four $1,000 bonuses for the sales.  The winners were among the 855 peop…
Double It Up: 2 $1M Powerball Winners Announced In Mass — Lottery Climbs To $1.2B Double It Up: 2 $1M Powerball Winners Announced In Mass — Lottery Climbs To $1.2B
Double It Up: 2 $1M Powerball Winners Announced In Mass — Lottery Climbs To $1.2B While no one claimed the $1 billion Powerball prize on Wednesday, April 3, two Bay Staters walked away millionaires after the drawing.  The tickets were sold in Medway at Cumberland Farms at 41 Milford St. and Wegman's at 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy. in Medford.  Related: Braintree Woman Claims $1M In MegaMillions Lottery The winner's names were not announced, but they are among the nine people across the country who won $1 million in Wednesday's drawing. They correctly guessed the five white balls in the drawing.  Since no one claimed the Powerball prize, Saturday's dra…
$1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Mega Millions Drawing Reaches Second-Highest Jackpot $1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Mega Millions Drawing Reaches Second-Highest Jackpot
$1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Mega Millions Drawing Reaches Second-Highest Jackpot It was a very lucky day for one Bay Stater when they pulled a $1 million lottery ticket on Thursday, March 21.  They won the massive sum playing the "777" $10 scratch-off game. They bought the ticket at Vista Donuts, Lottery, & Tobacco at 1096 Washington St.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale.  The lottery has not released the winner's name yet.  They weren't the only lucky players as 462 people won $600 or more playing the lottery on Thursday.  It's expected to be a busy weekend for the lottery as more than $1.7 billion is at stake in …
$1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Jackpot Nears $800M $1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Jackpot Nears $800M
$1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Mass; Jackpot Nears $800M A lucky lottery player in Quincy walked away a millionaire after they correctly guessed the first five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night, March 12.  The winning ticket for the multi-state lottery was sold at Kam Man Food at 219 Quincy Ave.  The winner's name was not released, but the store that sold the ticket will receive a bonus.  No one got all five numbers plus the "Megaplier" number correct, which means the jackpot rolls over to Friday's drawing.  Officials estimate that drawing will be worth $792 million, one of the largest in the history…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Belchertown $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Belchertown
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Belchertown Two $100,000 winning lottery tickets were turned in on Monday, March 4, from Worcester and Hampshire counties.  The first was from Belchertown, where the six-figure payday was bought at Town Mart at 10 Federal St. The winning ticket was from the $30 "Millions" scratch-off game.  The second was purchased at Saveway Convenience in Rutland at 249 Main St. The winning ticket was a "$300X" $30 scratch-off ticket.  The stores where the tickets were bought will receive a bonus.  The Massachusetts State Lottery did not release their names. The lottery paid out $600 or more to …
$1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number $1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number
$1M Lottery Win: Worcester Carpenter Playing With 'House Money' Lands Payday With Lucky Number A Worcester carpenter has won his second lottery payday in a month. However, the second one dwarfs the first.  Deivson Alves Martins became the 11th $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Billion Dollar Extravaganza” $50 scratch-off game.  He was funding his purchases with "house money" after he'd won $500 playing the lottery a month earlier and was using those proceeds to buy more tickets.  Martins chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the ticket at Family Farms at 443 Park&nb…
$1M Lottery Payday: Central Mass Lands Win While On 'Honey Do' Errand $1M Lottery Payday: Central Mass Lands Win While On 'Honey Do' Errand
$1M Lottery Payday: Central Mass Lands Win While On 'Honey Do' Errand It pays to help your wives, fellas. At least that's what one Worcester County man found out when he picked up a lottery ticket while running an errand for his wife and won $1 million.  Joshua Chunis, of Milford, landed the seven-figure win playing the “$10,000,000 Lucky Bucks” $20 scratch-off game. He bought the ticket when he stopped to get gas in his wife's car.  Chunis chose to take the lump-sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He plans to use the money to make home improvements. Chunis bought the ticket at Sunoco A Plus at 527 SW Cutoff in Wo…
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Mom Planning Surprise Trip With Her Kids $1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Mom Planning Surprise Trip With Her Kids
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Mom Planning Surprise Trip With Her Kids A Worcester County mom had one thing to say after winning $1 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery: "I'm going to Disney World!" Lisa Smith, of Northbridge, won the seven-figure sum playing the “$2,000,000 50X Cashword” $10 scratch-off game.  She chose to take the lump-sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity. She plans to buy herself a new car and take her two children to Disney World with the cash.  Smith bought the ticket at Cumberland Farms, 2222 Providence Road in Northbridge. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Greenfield $100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Greenfield
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Greenfield Two people in Massachusetts had a very profitable holiday weekend after they won $100,000 in the state lottery.  The tickets were sold on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Five Corner Mini Mart in Dorchester and New Inkwell News in Greenfield. Both winners won playing the Mass Cash drawing and correctly guessing all five numbers correct in the daily drawing.  The winning numbers on Sunday were: 6, 15, 22, 28, 32. The stores will receive bonuses for the sales.  Click here to see a full list of the winners. 
$1M Lottery Win: Mom Buys Mass Son Winning Ticket As Valentine's Day Gift $1M Lottery Win: Mom Buys Mass Son Winning Ticket As Valentine's Day Gift
$1M Lottery Win: Mom Buys Mass Son Winning Ticket As Valentine's Day Gift What started as a cute gesture from a mom to her son ended with a massive payday after the gift she gave him ended up being worth $1 million.  Matthew Broadley, of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, won the seven-figure prize playing the “$4,000,000 Jumbo Cash” scratch-off game. His mom bought him two tickets on Tuesday, Feb. 13, as part of a Valentine's Day gift.  He brought the card with the winning ticket inside when he collected his cash and posed with the big check.  Broadley chose to take the lump sum of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity. He has no immedia…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Western Mass Convenience Store $100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Western Mass Convenience Store
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Western Mass Convenience Store Four lottery tickets worth $100,000 or more were sold in Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 12.  Easy Convenience at 26 Elm Street in Waltham sold three of those tickets. The players won the cash in the "Mass Cash" game.   A $100,000 "Mass Cash" ticket was sold at Racing Mart at 685 Sumner Ave. in Springfield.  The winners correctly selected all five of the numbers in the daily drawing. Monday's winning numbers were 5, 6, 21, 31, and 32.  Click here for more information on Mass Cash and how to play. Tickets for the drawing cost $1. 
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Man Wins Massive Payday With Grandson's Help $1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Man Wins Massive Payday With Grandson's Help
$1M Lottery Win: Central Mass Man Wins Massive Payday With Grandson's Help A Worcester County grandfather may have to tip his grandson for his lucky $1 million windfall after he collected the winning ticket on his way back from his hockey game.  Thomas Ruble of Ashburnham won his seven-figure windfall playing the "777" scratch-off game.  Ruble chose to take the lump sum of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity. He didn't say what he'll spend the money on.  Ruble bought the ticket after watching his grandson play hockey.  He bought the ticket at Town Convenience, 3 Pine St. in Gardner. The store will get a $10,000 bonu…
Three $650,000 Lottery Tickets Sold On Same Day Three $650,000 Lottery Tickets Sold On Same Day
Three $650,000 Lottery Tickets Sold On Same Day Three people across Massachusetts walked away $650,000 richer after purchasing winning lottery tickets.  The tickets were sold at:  Turnpike Liquors, 166 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury O'Brien's Liquor, 1911 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester Gulf Express, 160 Andover St in Danvers The winners played the "100X Cash" game in Shrewsbury, the "$4,000,000 Bonus Bucks" game in Danvers, and the "777" ticket in Danvers.  The names of the winners have not been released.  Each store will receive a bonus worth 10 percent of the amount won for selling the winning tickets.
$1M Lottery Jackpots Hit 30 Minutes Apart On Opposite Sides Of Massachusetts $1M Lottery Jackpots Hit 30 Minutes Apart On Opposite Sides Of Massachusetts
$1M Lottery Jackpots Hit 30 Minutes Apart On Opposite Sides Of Massachusetts Two men won $1 million lottery jackpots on Friday, Jan. 26, less than half an hour apart playing the same game.  Lawrence Troy, of Mansfield, and Jonathan Seward, of Sheffield, both won the seven-figure prizes playing the “$5,000,000 100X Cashword” $20 scratch-off game. Seward was the first to claim his prize, and Troy followed with his winning ticket 25 minutes later.  Related: He's Won The Mass Lottery 80 Times; Here's His Advice Seward said he was enjoying a glass of wine in front of his fireplace after paying some bills when he scratched his winning ticket. He is …
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Springfield Man Has Plans For His Big Win $1M Lottery Jackpot: Springfield Man Has Plans For His Big Win
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Springfield Man Has Plans For His Big Win A Springfield man who won $1 million in the state lottery said he already knows the first thing he will buy with the money.  Kenneth Bernard won the six-figure prize playing the “$2,000,000 50X Cashword” $10 scratch-off game.  He chose to take the lump sum of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  Bernard said he plans to buy a new car with the money. He didn't specify what kind.  He bought the ticket at Pride Station & Store at 13 N. Main St. in East Longmeadow. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
$4M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Brings Dog Along Claim Their Fortune $4M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Brings Dog Along Claim Their Fortune
$4M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Brings Dog Along Claim Their Fortune A Massachusetts man who won $4 million in the state lottery didn't come alone to claim his jackpot earlier this month. His dog Raven tagged along for the photoshoot with the giant check.  Paul Riley, of Peabody, became the second $4 million winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “100X Cash” scratch-off game. Related: Danvers Lottery Winner Shows Up In Style To Collect His Payday He chose to take the lump sum of $2.6 million (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  Riley said he plans to buy his wife a new car with the money and give away some cash to the Animal Rescu…
$1M Lottery Payday: Bernardston Woman Plans To 'Have Some Fun' With Her Winnings $1M Lottery Payday: Bernardston Woman Plans To 'Have Some Fun' With Her Winnings
Vicki Sumner Of Bernardston Claims $1M Lottery Prize What's the point of winning the lottery if you can't have some fun with your windfall? That's what one Franklin County woman said she wants to do after claiming her $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Vicki Sumner, of Bernardston, won the seven-figure sum playing the “Billion Dollar Extravaganza” $50 scratch-off ticket game.  Sumner chose the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  She said she plans to pay off her car loans and "have some fun" with her winnings.  Sumner bought the ticket at the Greenfield Lodge of…