One lucky lottery ticket-holder in Massachusetts may be approaching millionaire status after scoring big Friday.
The $1 million award, the second-highest prize in the “100X The Money” scratch-off lottery game, was won Friday. The winning ticket was bought at Laly’s Market in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The winnings amount to $650,000 before taxes.
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The winner of the $1 million award was not the only big earner Friday. Two $100,000 lottery prizes were also won. The lucky players bought their winning tickets in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston and at the Shaw’s supermarket location in Hanson.
Overall, there were more than 550 winning lottery tickets worth at least $600 claimed or sold in Massachusetts on Friday, including 13 in Springfield, 15 in Worcester and 53 in Boston.
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Every day, the Massachusetts State Lottery releases a list of all the winning tickets that are worth more than $600.
This week has seen some big lottery wins. There were three lower-tier winners in Massachusetts from Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing for the $1.2 billion jackpot, with one ticket-holder scoring the $100,000 prize and two earning the $50,000 awards.
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It was also finally announced this week that the largest state lottery prize won in the commonwealth this year, worth $16.35 million, was claimed after sitting unclaimed for nearly two months following the Sept. 10 win. Part of the “Megabucks Doubler” game, the winning ticket was purchased at a Cumberland Farms location in Ware. There were also three $15 million prizes won in Massachusetts this year.