$1M Lottery Jackpot: Winner Finally Claims Payday 2 Months After $1B Drawing $1M Lottery Jackpot: Winner Finally Claims Payday 2 Months After $1B Drawing
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Winner Finally Claims Payday 2 Months After $1B Drawing The person in Medford who claimed a small portion of the $1 billion Powerball drawing earlier this year has collected their $1 million prize.  They won the seven-figure sum in the mult-state Powerball drawing on April 3.  Genesis X Trust of Quincy claimed the prize on behalf of the winner. Their name was not released.  The winning ticket was sold at Wegmans at 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy. in Medford. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
Researchers Spot 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Off Mass Coast Researchers Spot 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Off Mass Coast
Researchers Spot 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Off Mass Coast It’s a whale of a tale and researchers have the pictures to prove it. A recent aerial survey conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center came across a jaw-dropping 161 whales in the waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and southeast of Nantucket. The stunning display was comprised of seven different whale species, including 93 sei, 36 humpback, 21 fin, as well as minke, sperm, and North Atlantic right whales. Researchers also spotted two Orcas, also known as killer whales, one of whom was seen chowing down on a tuna. NOAA Fisheries’ New England/Mid-Atlantic region called it a “dazzli…
$15M Lottery Jackpot: $30 Scratch-Off Ticket Nets Massive Win In Topsfield $15M Lottery Jackpot: $30 Scratch-Off Ticket Nets Massive Win In Topsfield
$15M Lottery Jackpot: $30 Scratch-Off Ticket Nets Massive Win In Topsfield A $15 million lottery jackpot was claimed on Thursday, June 13, in one of the biggest lottery wins in Massachusetts in recent memory.  The winner collected the prize playing the $30 scratch-off ticket "'300X." LJS Trust of Quincy claimed the ticket on behalf of the winner.  They chose to take the one-time payment of $9,750,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  The winning ticket was sold at Country Farms, 20 Main St. in Topsfield. The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for the sale.
'Dazzling Array': 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Spotted Off Mass Coast 'Dazzling Array': 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Spotted Off Mass Coast
'Dazzling Array': 161 Whales, Including 7 Different Species, Spotted Off Mass Coast It’s a whale of a tale and researchers have the pictures to prove it. A recent aerial survey conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center came across a jaw-dropping 161 whales in the waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and southeast of Nantucket. The stunning display was comprised of seven different whale species, including 93 sei, 36 humpback, 21 fin, as well as minke, sperm, and North Atlantic right whales. Researchers also spotted two Orcas, also known as killer whales, one of whom was seen chowing down on a tuna. NOAA Fisheries’ New England/Mid-Atlantic region called it a “dazzli…
Movie Theaters Offering Tickets For As Low As $1 This Summer Movie Theaters Offering Tickets For As Low As $1 This Summer
Movie Theaters Offering Tickets For As Low As $1 This Summer Parents looking for a fun way to get out of the house with the kids this summer and not break the bank may be able to turn to their local movie theater for a solution. AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, and Cinemark have announced programs offering reduced movie ticket prices for some kids' movies and snacks all summer.  Regal Cinemas Regal Cinemas will offer $1 movie tickets for special screenings at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 7.  The movies include "Despicable Me 3," "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "PAW Patrol: The Movie," and several others. Click…
$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 Peabody $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Peabody
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Peabody Not everyone hates Mondays. It was the day someone in Peabody walked away with a $100,000 prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The ticket was claimed on Monday, June 10, in the "300X," a $30 scratch-off game.  The winner's name was not released.  Related: Hyannis Man Claims $1 Million Prize On $50 Scratch-Off Ticket The winner bought the ticket at the Richdale convenience store at 139 Lynnfield St. in Peabody.  There were 848 winning tickets worth $600 or more collected on Monday. Click here to see a complete list of winners. 
$2M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Knows How He'll Spend His Winnings $2M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Knows How He'll Spend His Winnings
$2M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Knows How He'll Spend His Winnings A Hyannis man said he has big plans for the $2 million jackpot he won playing in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Garen Downie won the seven-figure prize playing the "Lifetime Millions," a $50 scratch-off game. This is the fourth $1 million or more winner in that game since February.  Downie chose to take the lump sum payment of $1.3 million (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He said he would invest that money.  He bought the ticket at Old South Diner at 57 Old South Rd. in Nantucket. The store will get a $20,000 bonus for the sale. 
$150K Lottery Ticket Sold In Chestnut Hill $150K Lottery Ticket Sold In Chestnut Hill
$150K Lottery Ticket Sold In Chestnut Hill It was a very lucky weekend for one Bay Stater when they collected a check for $150,000 playing the Powerball lottery.  The winner correctly guessed four of the five numbers plus the Powerball to earn the six-figure payday in the multi-state lottery on Saturday, June 8.   Those winning numbers were 8, 38, 52, 54, 64 and the Powerball of 15.  Related: Brookline Lottery Winner With A Sense Of Humor Wins $25K A Year For Life It was the largest jackpot won in Massachusetts this weekend.  The ticket was bought at Putterham Market at 189 Grove St. in Chestnut Hi…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Eyeing New Home With Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Eyeing New Home With Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Eyeing New Home With Payday A Gloucester man who won $1 million says he knows how he plans to spend some of the money.  Roger Duchane won the seven-figure sum playing the “$4,000,000 Monopoly Doubler," a $10 scratch-off ticket.  Duchane chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He said he plans to use that money to buy a new house.  Duchane bought the ticket at 7-Eleven at 50 Gloucester Ave. in Gloucester. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
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…
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says New details are shedding light on the lengths that accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann went to in hopes of getting away with his alleged murder spree. The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Heuermann was previously charged with the murders of four Gilgo Beach victims: Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Amber Lynn Costello, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect …
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women
Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect Rex Heuermann Charged In Deaths Of 2 More Women Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann was formally charged with the murders of two additional women, bringing his alleged victim count to six and expanding the timeline of killings by two decades. Click here for a new, updated story - 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Taylor’s decapitated remains were dis…
$25K A Year For Life: Lowell Lottery Winner Plans To Share The Wealth $25K A Year For Life: Lowell Lottery Winner Plans To Share The Wealth
$25K A Year For Life: Lowell Lottery Winner Plans To Share The Wealth A Lowell man who won $25,000 a year for life said he wants to help his family and friends with the money.  Jon Valois won the jackpot after correctly guessing all five numbers in the multi-state Lucky For Life game.  Related: Springfield Woman Lands $2 Million Prize Valois chose to take the lump sum payment of $390,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the ticket at Northside Convenience at 44 North Rd. in Bedford. The Lucky For Life drawing is held seven nights a week. 
Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Spotted In New York, Spreading Across Northeast Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Spotted In New York, Spreading Across Northeast
Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Spotted In New York, Spreading Across Northeast Large yellow-and-gray spiders with 4-inch-long legs that can fly through the air are heading to the Northeast and could show up this summer, according to multiple reports. Sightings of the Trichonephila clavata species known as "Joro spiders" have already been reported in 10 Eastern states, CBS News says. A New Jersey pest control company in January had warned that this might happen. 4NJ Pest, based in Flanders, said the spiders act as "pest controllers" in their natural habitats, however, their introduction to not-native species could be detrimental to the balance of local ecosystems.…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Knows How He'll Spend His Major Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Knows How He'll Spend His Major Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Gloucester Man Knows How He'll Spend His Major Payday A Gloucester man said he has big plans for the $1 million jackpot he won playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Edward Fortado won the seven-figure payday by playing the $50 scratch-off game "Lifetime Millions." Fortado chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He said he would invest his winnings.  Fortado bought the ticket at 7-Eleven at 48 Maplewood Ave. in Gloucester. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Methuen $100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Methuen
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Methuen It was a lucky weekend for one Bay Stater after they won a $100,000 jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner correctly guessed all five numbers in the Mass Cash drawing on Sunday, June 2. Those were: 4, 10, 13, 23, 31.  The winner's name was not released.  They bought the ticket at Plaza Liquors at 182 Haverhill St. in Methuen. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The win was the biggest lottery jackpot sold over the weekend. Click here to see a full list of winners. 
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of the estranged husband of the murdered Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been sentenced to years in prison. 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time Stamford/Norwalk State Attorney Paul J. Ferencek announced Friday, May 31, that Troconnis, age 49, formerly of Hartford County in Farmington, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, suspended after 14 ½ years served, for conspiring to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019 and then covering up the crime. Troconis faced 50 years in pr…
$4M Lottery Ticket Sold In Stoneham $4M Lottery Ticket Sold In Stoneham
$4M Lottery Ticket Sold In Stoneham A $10 scratch-off lottery ticket paid off massively for one Bay Stater when they collected a $4 million jackpot this week.  The seven-figure winning ticket was claimed on Thursday, May 30. It was the last $4 million ticket in the "$4,000,000 Money Bags" scratch-off game.  Bell Nominee Trust of Wakefield claimed the ticket. The winner's name was not released.  They chose to take the lump sum payment of $2.6 million (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  They bought the winning ticket at the Mobil at 96 Montvale Ave. in Stoneham. The store will get a $40,000 bonus for …
Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say
Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say Federal authorities are sounding the alarm over scams that impersonate well-known businesses and government agencies.  In 2023, data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alone show more than 330,000 reports of business impersonation scams and nearly 160,000 reports of government impersonation scams. That amounts to nearly half the frauds reported directly to the agency, the FTC said. Combined, reported losses to these impersonation scams topped $1.1 billion for the year, more than three times what consumers reported in 2020. Reports show an increasingly blurred line between busine…
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Saugus $100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Saugus
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Saugus It's been a lucky week for one Bay Stater when they won $100,000 playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner claimed the ticket on Tuesday, May 28, in the "$100,000 Power Shot," a $2 scratch-off game.  Related: Lowell Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Jackpot The winner's name was not released.  They bought the ticket at the Alltown convenience store at 1123 Broadway. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 865 people who won $600 or more in the state lottery on Tuesday. Click here to see a list of prizes won.
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Lowell Man Picks Up Major Prize In Attleboro $1M Lottery Jackpot: Lowell Man Picks Up Major Prize In Attleboro
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Lowell Man Picks Up Major Prize In Attleboro A Lowell man is happy he made a trip to Attleboro as it landed him a seven-figure jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Rajeshkumar Manian won $1 million playing the “Fabulous Fortune” game, a $10 scratch-off ticket.  Manian chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the ticket at Liquor Mart at 15 Highland Ave. in Attleborough. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
2 $100,000 Lottery Tickets Sold In Massachusetts On Memorial Day 2 $100,000 Lottery Tickets Sold In Massachusetts On Memorial Day
2 $100,000 Lottery Tickets Sold In Massachusetts On Memorial Day Two people capped off the long Memorial Day weekend with a major payday after they won $100,000 playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  They won the six-figure prizes by correctly guessing all five numbers in the "Mass Cash" drawing on Monday, May 27. Those were 8, 10, 17, 18, 34.  Related: Martha's Vineyard Man Plans Vacation With His $1 Million Lottery Payday These were the biggest jackpots claimed in the Bay State on Monday.  The tickets were sold at Stop & Shop at 31 Sparks Ave. on Nantucket and Absolute Wine & Spirits…
Suspect From Massachusetts Taken Into Custody After Person Found Dead In Connecticut Suspect From Massachusetts Taken Into Custody After Person Found Dead In Connecticut
Suspect From Massachusetts Taken Into Custody After Person Found Dead In Connecticut A suspect has been taken into custody after a person was found dead at a Connecticut residence. At about 3:35 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Connecticut State Police troopers in Middlesex County responded to a report of a disturbance at an address in the town of Deep River. A dead person was found at this location. The person's identity has not been confirmed and the investigation remains active and ongoing. The suspect is from Massachusetts. "This is all of the information available for release at this time," Connecticut State Police said. "As additional information becomes available, it …
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Framingham $100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Framingham
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Framingham It's been a very lucky beginning to the Memorial Day weekend for one Bay Stater after they won a $100,000 jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  They won the six-figure prize by correctly guessing all five numbers in the "Mass Cash" drawing on Friday, May 24. Those were 1, 7, 10, 28, 32. It was the biggest lottery win on Friday. The winner's name was not released. They bought the ticket at Moran's Market at 2 Fairbanks St. in Framingham. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  There were 617 people who won $600 or more in the state lottery on Frida…
Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners
Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners A Saugus trust has claimed two Lucky For Life winners from the same drawing, which each pay out $25,000 a year for life. The Maufran Trust of Saugus collected the prizes from the May 5 drawing on Thursday, May 23.  Both winners chose to take the one-time payout of $390,000 (before taxes).  Both winning tickets were bought at M&M Liquors at 619 Broadway in Malden. The store will receive two $5,000 bonuses for the sales.  The multi-state Lucky for Life drawings are held seven nights a week.
$500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Malden $500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Malden
$500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Malden Thursday, May 23, was a very good day for one Bay Stater when they pulled a $500,000 winning ticket in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner bought the ticket at Steve's Corner Store at 888 Salem Street in Malden. It was won by playing the $5 scratch-off ticket "$500,000 Cashword Corners." The winner's name was not released, but they won't be the only ones to prosper off of this jackpot. The store will get a $5,000 bonus for the sale.  Related: $710,000 Megabucks Jackpot Purchased In North Attleboro There were 509 winning tickets worth more than $600 purchased in Massac…
$710,000 Megabucks Ticket Sold In North Attleboro $710,000 Megabucks Ticket Sold In North Attleboro
$710,000 Megabucks Ticket Sold In North Attleboro The second Megabucks jackpot this month was won in Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 22, when a lucky Bay Stater picked up a winning ticket worth more than $700,000 in North Attleboro.  The ticket was purchased at Pick ‘N Pay, 54 South Washington St. The winner's Quic Pic ticket correctly guessed all six winning numbers.  Those are 5-15-16-34-35-36. The ticket is valued at $710,000 or $484,415 (before taxes) if the winner chooses to take the lump sum option, the Massachusetts State Lottery said.  James Jorgensen of Northborough won a $5.37 million Megabucks jackpot on Ma…
Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park
Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park A 35-year-old Massachusetts man was seriously injured after they were attacked by a grizzly bear at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sunday, May 19, authorities said.  Park rangers believe the man had a "surprise encounter" with two grizzly bears that afternoon when one of them attacked, according to a press release from the National Park Service.  The man's name was not released.  Authorities airlifted the man to a waiting ambulance that rushed him to St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is in stable condition and expected to make a full recover…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Winner Plans To Invest In His Company, Take Well-Earned Vacation $1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Winner Plans To Invest In His Company, Take Well-Earned Vacation
Josiorme Da Silva, of Hyannis, Won Money On $5 Scratch-Off One lucky Bay Stater saw their bank account make an incredible leap after they collected a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday, May 20.  Josiorme Da Silva, of Hyannis, won the seven-figure sum playing the $5 "$1,000,000 Monopoly Doubler" scratch-off game.  Da Silva elected to take the $650,000 lump sum (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  Related: Massachusetts Lottery Winners Discuss Life After Hitting The Jackpot He says he plans to take a vacation, buy a new work van, and invest in his company with the money.  Da Silva purchased…
Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56 Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56
Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56 Jon Wysocki, a founding member and former drummer of the band Staind died over the weekend at 56.  The Massachusetts native was born in Hampden County, where he would later meet the other members of the five-times-platinum group.  He died on Saturday, March 18, due to complications with his liver, Variety reported.  The band announced his death on social media.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Staind (@staindofficial) According to Variety, Wysocki was born in Westfield and would later go on to meet the…