One lucky lottery ticket-holder in Massachusetts has beaten incredibly slim odds to score a $4 million prize.
The $4 million award, the top prize in the “$4,000,000 Spectacular” scratch-off lottery game, was won Friday. The winning ticket was bought at a Shaw’s supermarket location in Norwood. The winnings amount to $2.6 million before taxes. The odds of winning the award are one in 5.04 million.
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Besides the multi-million-dollar lottery win, there were multiple other notable prizes won Friday. Two lucky ticket-holders scored $100,000 each from the “$15,000,000 Money Maker” scratch-off game. Their winning tickets were bought at a gas station in Chelmsford and a liquor store in Salisbury.
Friday’s winners were not the only lucky lottery players this week. Three $100,000 prizes were won or claimed in Beverly, Newton and Malden the day before Thanksgiving, and on Monday, another $100,000 award was won from a ticket bought from an auto repair shop in Lawrence.
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Also, last week, Fredi Rubio, a Sterling resident, won the $2 million prize in the “$2,000,000 50X Cashword” scratch-off game. He purchased his winning ticket from Appletown Market in his town. The winning lottery player chose the cash option for his prize and received a one-time payment of $1.3 million before taxes.
Overall, there were 570 winning lottery tickets worth at least $600 claimed or sold in Massachusetts on Friday, including nine in Springfield, 26 in Worcester and 49 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.
The largest lottery prize won in Massachusetts this year was worth $16.35 million, which was part of the game “Megabucks Doubler” game. The winning ticket was purchased at a Cumberland Farms in Ware. There were also three $15 million prizes won in the commonwealth this year.