A man from North Andover was the winner of a $1 million scratch ticket purchased from a Sunoco gas station in Peabody, the Massachusetts State Lottery said.
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Christian Kalil was on his way to his men’s league hockey game when he stopped at the Peabody Sunoco to get gas so his wife wouldn’t have to in the morning, the lottery said.
Kalil bought a bottle of water and the winning “$1,000,000 Winning 7″ scratch ticket, which he chose because its dispenser number was “5″ and his son was born in the month of May, the lottery said.
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Kalil chose to take the annuity option when he claimed his ticket on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and received the first of 20 annual payments of $50,000 before taxes. The Peabody Sunoco gas station will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.