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Winning $32M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Massachusetts

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DORCHESTER, Mass. — One lucky Massachusetts resident is $32 million richer after Friday night's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, state lottery officials said.

They said a single ticket sold at a Tedeschi Food store on Neponset Avenue in Dorchester matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball selected in the Friday, Aug. 19 Mega Millions drawing to win the multi-state game's $32 million jackpot.

The ticket bearing the winning numbers was 5, 15, 53, 54, and 56, with Mega Ball number 22, lottery officials said.

The Lottery said it will not know who the jackpot winner is until they come forward to claim the prize.

The earliest they could do so is 8:45 a.m. on Monday morning when the Lottery's Braintree headquarters opens for business, but the player has up to one year from the drawing date to claim his or her winnings.

The winner has the option of receiving the full $32 million jackpot in annual prize payments over 26 years or taking a one-time lump sum payment of $22.9 million.

The store owner will also benefit from this jackpot win by receiving a $50,000 commission for selling the lucky ticket.

The last time a Massachusetts player won a Mega Million jackpot was on July 2, 2004 when Geraldine Williams, a retired janitor from Lowell, won the then-record $294 million top prize.

Other Massachusetts residents have been lucky this summer playing the Lottery's multi-state jackpot games. On June 8, Jimmy Freeman, a retired Navy civilian worker from Fall River, took home a $25.6 million Powerball jackpot. He came forward the following day to claim the prize, selecting the $13.4 million cash option, the lottery said.

Mega Millions is played in 41 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each ticket costs $1. The game is drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. in Atlanta, Ga.

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Posted: August 21, 2011, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

Man I wish it was me. A coworker of mine plays lottery too and I was hoping it was her. It would be cool if I could just win Mass Cash.

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    Posted: August 21, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

    My map book doesn't list Dorchester, where the ticket was bought.

    I hope it's not on Martha's Vineyard where a certain person is staying at a $50,000 a week resort eating lobster while a lot of people can't even find a job or pay for the $3.50 a gallon gas to get to one.

    That would suck big time if he bought it.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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

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      Posted: August 21, 2011, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

      Scorpio,

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        Posted: August 21, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

        My map book doesn't list Dorchester, where the ticket was bought.

        I hope it's not on Martha's Vineyard where a certain person is staying at a $50,000 a week resort eating lobster while a lot of people can't even find a job or pay for the $3.50 a gallon gas to get to one.

        That would suck big time if he bought it.

        one online map shows a dorchester just south of boston.

        but,i doubt certain person ever bought a lottery ticket in his life.

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          Posted: August 21, 2011, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

          My stepdad says he's going to stop playing Mega Millions, and stick with the state lotto and the Powerball. He says he's only going to play MMs win the jackpot is over hundred million. He's not sure he's gong to play then either.

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            Posted: August 21, 2011, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

            My stepdad says he's going to stop playing Mega Millions, and stick with the state lotto and the Powerball. He says he's only going to play MMs win the jackpot is over hundred million. He's not sure he's gong to play then either.

            Does he know Powerball is going up to $2 in January?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: August 22, 2011, 7:11 am - IP Logged

              congrats to the winner.

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              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: August 22, 2011, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                Massachusetts Yikes !

                It's Pennsylvania's turn !

                Congrats anyhow !

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                  Posted: August 22, 2011, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                  Congrat to the winner/winners.....Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: August 22, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Does he know Powerball is going up to $2 in January?

                    That's right, Powerball will be doubling their price come January.  Good thing it's a twice a week game rather than a three time+ game.

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                      Posted: August 22, 2011, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                      Bananacongrats to the Mass. winner.

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                        Posted: August 22, 2011, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                        My map book doesn't list Dorchester, where the ticket was bought.

                        I hope it's not on Martha's Vineyard where a certain person is staying at a $50,000 a week resort eating lobster while a lot of people can't even find a job or pay for the $3.50 a gallon gas to get to one.

                        That would suck big time if he bought it.

                        Reason you didn't find, Dorchester is part of the Boston Hub like South End, North End, Roxbury, etc

                        Get those numbers that fell: #5, 15, 53, 54, and 56, with Mega Ball Master Number 22 as a kicker!

                        Congrats to winner! Hurray!

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                          Posted: August 22, 2011, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winner.

                          I have to know, if Worchester is "Wooster" is Dorchester "Dooster"?

                          Scared

                          I know that another Boston 'burb, Quincy, is "Quinzee", so maybe someone at Fenway Pack could reply and let us know!

                          That is of course after they've had a tonic and if they are wicked smat.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: August 22, 2011, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                            Man I wish it was me. A coworker of mine plays lottery too and I was hoping it was her. It would be cool if I could just win Mass Cash.

                            Its interesting that for more than 6 years MA went without anybody winning an interstate jackpot and then suddenly in 2011 its been hit twice so far. The curse of the Bambino? hahaha

                            I play PB & MM very sparingly. I am nowadays chasing Mass Cash and MegaBucks Doubler. Tonite from mass cash I played these numbers, 1,7,24,27,30. Evil Uhh

                            That money's gone fo ever