A Palmer man hit the jackpot in the Lucky for Life lottery game.
Joppu Lukose of Palmer won the $25,000 per year for life prize in the multi-state Lucky for Life on Tuesday, Sept. 13, after the first five numbers on his quick pick lottery ticket matched those selected in the drawing.
Lukose claimed his prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Dorchester on Sept. 16. He chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $390,000 (before taxes) — as opposed to the alternative $25,000 a year annual payment option.
Lukose purchased the winning ticket at Luke’s Beer & Wine located at 1478 N. Main St. in Palmer. The store recieved a $5,000 bonus for its sale of the winning ticket.