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Largest instant prize in Mass. lottery history claimed by trust

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MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — The first $15 million grand prize in the Mass. State Lottery's $30 "World Class Millions" instant game has been claimed.

According to Christian Teja of the Mass. State Lottery, the BWE Nominee Trust of Marblehead claimed the money. The trust was represented by trustees Andrew G. Christensen and Stephen J. Farrar.

This is the largest instant "scratch and win" prize ever awarded in Mass. Lottery history. The trust chose the cash option and received a one-time payment of $9,750,000, less taxes.

Over seven million "World Class Millions" tickets have been sold statewide since the game's launch on April 22nd. Teja said the winning ticket was bought at Nicole's Mini Food Store in Salem. The store will get a $50,000 commission for selling the winning ticket. It is the highest retailer commission paid by the Mass. Lottery.

Teja also added that there are only three more $15 million prizes in the "World Class Millions" game. Eight of the game's 36 $1 million instant prizes have been claimed.

The $30 game also features the largest second chance drawing program ever offered by a U.S. lottery. The first drawing in June awarded one $1 million prize, ten $10,000 prizes, a hundred $1,000 prizes and a thousand $100 prizes.

There will be four more second chance drawings throughout the on-sale period of the "World Class Millions" ticket. Teja said the dates of the remaining drawings will be determined based on sales pace of the ticket.

Western Massachusetts players think this will boost sales. Teri Lee of Chicopee said, "It wouldn't entice me because I don't play, but I do think it would entice other players. Definitely encourage them to buy more tickets."

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maringoman's avatar - kobold
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Posted: July 30, 2014, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

I buy lottery tickets at this convenience store all the time. I don't buy $30 scratch tickets so that couldn't have been me.  Congratulations whoever won and smart move to claim via trust.

It's a futile effort.

    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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    Posted: July 30, 2014, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to the WINNERS Spend WiselyDance

                     

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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      Posted: July 30, 2014, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

      I don't really play scratch off tickets that much, but I can see the appeal of this one.  I still don't think I could put 30 dollars down on one ticket.  I'm not that brave. LOL

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

        HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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        Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations BIG MA Lottery scratch jackpot winners ... this is the look of two soon-to-be-a-holden multi-millionaires!

        Cheers

        I am looking forward to joining you folks soon! Thinking of...

        Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

          mypiemaster's avatar - peace
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          Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

          Always a good idea to claim anonymously and avoid having your mug plastered everywhere. Congrats to the real winner/winners.

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            Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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            Posted: July 31, 2014, 12:39 am - IP Logged

            The trust was represented by trustees Andrew G. Christensen and Stephen J. Farrar.

            Who are the trustees?

            Are those the lawyers who put it togetherWhat?

            I don't understand how trust works...

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              Posted: July 31, 2014, 1:12 am - IP Logged

              Over seven million "World Class Millions" tickets have been sold 

              That's a insane amount of $30 tics sold. Guessing a lot of non residents must be playing. They must be making a killing on these.

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                Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                Always a good idea to claim anonymously and avoid having your mug plastered everywhere. Congrats to the real winner/winners.

                Well Done on all ACCOUNTS... In Canada anything over 10,000.00 requires photo disclosure so they are fortunate not to get pestered by nosy Nora's;)!!!

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                  Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:59 am - IP Logged

                  A Trust Is a well formed Entity with powers just as a person... it is smart protection, and have trustee's to execute orders.

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                    Posted: July 31, 2014, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                    The last thing I would be worried about if and when I win a jackpot is who knows my name. That is one problem I would not have period. Just give me the money I will deal with the rest LOL

                      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                      Posted: July 31, 2014, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                      The last thing I would be worried about if and when I win a jackpot is who knows my name. That is one problem I would not have period. Just give me the money I will deal with the rest LOL

                       Skeptical

                                       

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                        Posted: July 31, 2014, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                        I don't really play scratch off tickets that much, but I can see the appeal of this one.  I still don't think I could put 30 dollars down on one ticket.  I'm not that brave. LOL

                        Same here.  $30 in one whack is a lot of money for me - that's about my entire month's lottery budget.  I've seen $20 scratchies around here and even that's too much for me to risk in one shot.

                          sully16's avatar - sharan
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                          Posted: August 1, 2014, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the lucky and smart winner.

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