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Mass. man claims $32M Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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BRAINTREE, Mass. — A lottery winner has come forward in Boston and claimed the $32 million Mega Millions jackpot from the Fri., Aug. 19, 2011 drawing.

The $32 million winner was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.

The newest multi-millionaire in Massachusetts is a 47-year-old man who lives in Dorchester.

He used to be a record keeper, but has been unemployed ever since he was laid off.

Candido Oliveira bought a single Quick Pick ticket last week for Mega Millions, matching all five numbers for the $32 million jackpot.

"I'm glad somebody in the neighborhood finally won it," said Gary Staples, neighbor. "It's always elsewhere."

"He's a nice guy, very hardworking. I'm happy for him. I wish him the best of luck," said a woman.

The store owner gets $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, and already plans to give most of it away.

"I'm going to pay some bills, I'm going to take care of my employees also and a big portion is going to go back to the community," said Hani El-Shurafa, store owner.

Oliveira says he's been very calm ever since the moment he found out.

"I feel good. The first thing is to take care of my family, my friends...do good things," said Oliveira.

"He actually called me at work and told me the news and I couldn't believe him because he always likes to joke around. I got home and he showed me the ticket," said Edite Monteiro, Oliveira's girlfriend.

Oliveira's girlfriend says she will be quitting her job at the registry.

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Posted: August 23, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

 i hope iam next iam happy for him and his family


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    Posted: August 23, 2011, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    Another well deserving couple getting a better life,I wish them so many years of happiness.

      redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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      Posted: August 23, 2011, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

      Candido Oliveira bought a single Quick Pick ticket last week for Mega Millions, matching all five numbers for the $32 million jackpot.

      A single Quick Pick Shocked ?

      He must be one of the luckiest person in America. Most people won by buying at least 5 tickets or joining an office pool. He won by buying just one ticket.

      Congratulation to the winner. One day, hopefully I could be that lucky Wink

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: August 23, 2011, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

        Way to go Candido!

        Everybody says you're a nice guy. That makes me glad you won it.

        God bless you and yours.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

          Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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          Posted: August 23, 2011, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to Mr. Oliviera! No more unemployment checks! Good for him. He sounds very level headed.  Smile

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          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

            kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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            Posted: August 23, 2011, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

            My win is coming soon.hopefully sooner than later.like tonight.

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: August 23, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

              My win is coming soon.hopefully sooner than later.like tonight.

              I got a thrill up my leg which tells me the winner's gonna be in Tennessee.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: August 23, 2011, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                God bless him...many years of happiness for him nd his family.....ONE SINGLE TICKET.......WOW!!!!!!!!!!

                  maringoman's avatar - kobold
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                  Posted: August 23, 2011, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                  God bless him...many years of happiness for him nd his family.....ONE SINGLE TICKET.......WOW!!!!!!!!!!

                  I remember reading the part of one ticket again because I thought it was a mistake.

                  I know they're looking at us from wherever and shaking their heads with "oh ye of little faith" under their breaths.

                  Who are they you ask? the lotto gods!

                  It's a futile effort.

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                    Posted: August 24, 2011, 5:05 am - IP Logged

                    Very nice...he must from either Cape Verde or Brazil.  I am next to win! :D  When I do, I will visit both of those places!

                    I did find it interesting to read the final two paragraphs of the news article.  Mr. Oliveira won.

                    Oliveira's girlfriend says she will be quitting her job at the registry.

                    Unless he has already proposed marriage to her, I think her move might be a bit premature and presumptive.  I can tell you that if I were Mr. Oliveira, I would drop her like a hot rock...unless she looks better than the hottest negra Brazilian model (no not Gisele).  Even then, I would still be cautious...just look to Hollywood and professional sports as to what might happen should you have an undercover gold-digger by your side. SmashMad  But then again, since he has no job, the media was just chomping at the bit to find someone who would break the streak of "I am not going to quit my job just yet just because I won the lottery!"  Now time for my QPs to match the Powerball jackpot.  I might even take a road trip to buy some state lottery tickets...my motto may change to "Will travel to play the lottery"

                    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

                      sully16's avatar - sharan
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                      Posted: August 24, 2011, 6:35 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats Candido, enjoy.

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                        Posted: August 24, 2011, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations Candido Oliveira!  WTG!  Party

                        Good luck to everyone!

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                          Posted: August 24, 2011, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to Candido Oliveira, and now it is time for the nice man from Scottdale Pennsylvania to win. No pics or interview though !

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                            Posted: August 24, 2011, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Partycongrats to Candido Oliveira on a great win, God bless his girlfriend hope he is keeping her since she quitting her job.