A Somerville resident plans to use his $1 million lottery prize on restoring his 1946 Buick, traveling to Himalayan Mountains and home improvements.
Robert Delellis claimed a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$4,000,000 Mayhem” game on July 11. The scratch-off ticket cost $10.
The ticket was purchased at Winter Hill Market in Somerville, which is located at 269 Broadway. The store will also receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of this ticket.
Delellis chose to receive his prize in the form of a one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes.
He told the lottery plans on putting some of his winnings toward home improvements and restoring his 1946 Buick. He also hopes to travel to the Himalayan Mountains and Israel.
The odds of the $1 million prize are 1 in 2,016,000. The game still has five unclaimed $1 million winning tickets. There are also two $4 million winning tickets that haven’t been claimed. Those are 1 in 5,376,000 odds.
There was another $1 million winner July 11. It was for the game “$15,000,000 Money Maker” and Brian Mahan of Watertown plans to share his winnings with his children and 16 grandchildren, he told the Massachusetts State Lottery.
Overall, there were more than 750 winning lottery tickets worth at least $600 claimed or sold July 11, including 26 in Springfield and 28 in Worcester.
The Massachusetts State Lottery releases a full list of all the winning tickets each day. The list only includes winning tickets worth more than $600.
The largest Massachusetts State Lottery prize won so far this year was for $15 million.
It was claimed by the P.M. Investment Trust of Fall River, which was represented by trustee Joseph H. Silvia. Silvia was then presented with a check for $6,922,500.