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Mass. Lottery sweepstakes winner collects $20M prize

Massachusetts LotteryMassachusetts Lottery: Mass. Lottery sweepstakes winner collects $20M prize

Judith Zahn, 59, of Hatfield today claimed the winning $20 million ticket in the Massachusetts Lottery's Star Spangled Sweepstakes drawing on Wednesday.

Zahn, a nurse at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, received a $14 million check today after deducting for taxes, said Beth Bresnahan, spokeswoman for the lottery.

The lucky winner received the check at the Lottery's headquarters in Braintree.  She appeared with her husband Steve, 56, a 26-year patrolman in Amherst and her daughter Hannah, 27.

Zahn bought the ticket at the Hatfield Market.  She walked into the store last month and the store owner asked her if she bought a sweepstakes ticket. "The rest is history," Bresnahan said.

Zahn said that she probably would not have bought the ticket without prompting from the store owner.

The store owner, Fran Frew, will receive $200,000 before taxes as a commission for selling the winning ticket.

Two other people from Western Massachusetts, Theresa Michalczyk of Ludlow and Raymond Dion of West Springfield, each won $250,000 tickets in the sweepstakes, two of 40 such winners across the state, she said.

The Ludlow woman bought her ticket at Randall's Farm in Ludlow and Dion bought his at the E-Zee Mart in West Springfield, she said.

Someone also bought a $1 million ticket at the Stop N' Shop in Westfield, one of 10 $1 million prizes, she said.

The Republican, Lottery Post Staff

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: July 5, 2007, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

WOW!  So fast!!!  Why the rush!!! WTG  Enjoy your Jackpot!!!

 

Poor one day and rich the next!!!  Isn't life grand. 

 

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    Posted: July 5, 2007, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

    WTG !!!

    Banana  A 14 Million dollar lump sum check makes a rather nice deposit !!!

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: July 5, 2007, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

      i hope this 20$ ticket thing does'nt take  better jacks for 1$ 

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        Posted: July 6, 2007, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

        im the kentucky raffle and the georgia raffle so i may claim my ticket fast like they did since it isnt a big jackpot amount like powerball or megamillions...

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          Posted: July 6, 2007, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

          New York's Raffle for Riches drawing is tomorrow

          "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

          Bed

           

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            Posted: July 7, 2007, 12:51 am - IP Logged

            Good Luck  MissNYC.   I got my ticket and I am ready to win!

             

             

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              Posted: July 9, 2007, 12:23 am - IP Logged

              Judith Zahn, 59, of Hatfield today claimed the winning $20 million ticket in the Massachusetts Lottery's Star Spangled Sweepstakes drawing on Wednesday.

              Zahn, a nurse at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, received a $14 million check today after deducting for taxes, said Beth Bresnahan, spokeswoman for the lottery.

              The lucky winner received the check at the Lottery's headquarters in Braintree.  She appeared with her husband Steve, 56, a 26-year patrolman in Amherst and her daughter Hannah, 27.

              Zahn bought the ticket at the Hatfield Market.  She walked into the store last month and the store owner asked her if she bought a sweepstakes ticket. "The rest is history," Bresnahan said.

              Zahn said that she probably would not have bought the ticket without prompting from the store owner.

              The store owner, Fran Frew, will receive $200,000 before taxes as a commission for selling the winning ticket.

              Two other people from Western Massachusetts, Theresa Michalczyk of Ludlow and Raymond Dion of West Springfield, each won $250,000 tickets in the sweepstakes, two of 40 such winners across the state, she said.

              The Ludlow woman bought her ticket at Randall's Farm in Ludlow and Dion bought his at the E-Zee Mart in West Springfield, she said.

              Someone also bought a $1 million ticket at the Stop N' Shop in Westfield, one of 10 $1 million prizes, she said.

              wow  14 million  a  nice  paycheck  for  her  years  of  playing  the  lottery ...but  so  much  to  one  person  ...I  would  like  a  lottery  to  award 10,000- $250,000  prizes  at  5.00  per  ticket ; 

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                Posted: July 9, 2007, 1:25 am - IP Logged

                wow  14 million  a  nice  paycheck  for  her  years  of  playing  the  lottery ...but  so  much  to  one  person  ...I  would  like  a  lottery  to  award 10,000- $250,000  prizes  at  5.00  per  ticket ; 

                They already have tons of games like that -- they are called scratch games

                If the raffles awarded prizes no bigger than a second-place Mega Millions prize, they would not sell too many tickets.  Then there would be no raffle at all!

                 

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                  Posted: July 9, 2007, 1:36 am - IP Logged

                  Well this proves that you don't have to live in a big town to win a lot of money!  I grew up in Massachusetts and recall that Hatfield probably had more cows than people.  I doubt if it's much bigger now.  I only know where it is because it wasn't far from U of Mass. 

                  Congrats!  Hurray! 


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                    Posted: July 9, 2007, 3:18 am - IP Logged

                    They already have tons of games like that -- they are called scratch games

                    If the raffles awarded prizes no bigger than a second-place Mega Millions prize, they would not sell too many tickets.  Then there would be no raffle at all!

                    Todd  I  was  refering  to  a  mass  win  situation  no  NY  lottery  ticket  ever  had 10,000  winners  at $ 250,000  per  draw;

                    I  like  a  single  draw  system  just  like  this  ny  raffel  game ;

                    can  you  immagin  even 1,500-or- 10,000  people  with  $250,000  prize ;

                    I t  would  be  the  best  sold  lottery  on  planet  earth

                    millions  of  people  would  perfer  more  winners  than  only  a  couple  of  millionairs ;

                     The current  version  has  the  masses  funding  the  select  few  and  any  computer  drawn  game  can  be  rigged  to  hit  in  selected  area;