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Massachusetts man claims $15 million scratch-off prize

Massachusetts LotteryMassachusetts Lottery: Massachusetts man claims $15 million scratch-off prize
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BOSTON — For just the second time in Massachusetts Lottery history, someone has won $15 million from a scratch ticket.

Michael Milford, 28 of Melrose, bought his lucky "World Class Millions" ticket on Sunday at the Boyles Family Market on Mystic Avenue in Medford.

The store will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the $30 ticket. It's the highest bonus paid out to a store by the lottery.

Milford picked up his prize with his fiancée at lottery headquarters in Braintree Tuesday. He chose the cash and walked away with a one-time payment of $9,750,000.

He told lottery officials he'll use the money to pay for his wedding, pay off bills and help his family.

It costs $30 to buy a "World Class Millions" instant scratch ticket and there are a total of four $15 million prizes.

The first one was claimed in July 2014, so there are still two more out there.

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CBS

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Posted: March 4, 2015, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations on your win and best wishes for your upcoming wedding!

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    Posted: March 4, 2015, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations Michael Milford Thumbs Up I wish Oklahoma had scratchers like that our biggest is $5 for $40,000.00. Bang Head

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

      Saylorgirl's avatar - Lottery-065.jpg
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      Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations Michael Milford Thumbs Up I wish Oklahoma had scratchers like that our biggest is $5 for $40,000.00. Bang Head

      Indiana just started selling a 7 million dollar scratch off this week the cost is $30.

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        Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

        Congradulations to you and your family.

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          Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

          Sorry misspelled that word.

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            Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats, he should consider a pre nup... having that kind of money changes things

              cbr$'s avatar - maren
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              Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulation to Michael Milford, on his win! The last ticket I buy $30 tickets in In. it had 5 or 6 pages of games but I think it was only worth a million. I can't remember about 3 months ago.

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                Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                Nice win and congrats! I'm not brave enough to spend $30 dollars on one ticket. 

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

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                  Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations .And best wishes to you and your wife to be

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                    Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                    I have never bought a $20 scratch off and so I'm amazed when I see people buying multiple $30 ones. Congratulations Mr Milford Cheers

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: March 4, 2015, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                       30$ ticket.  wow.  Congratulations!

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                        Posted: March 4, 2015, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats.  Watched the local news last night.  Never bought $30 ticket. Bought couple of times $20, $10 ticket, never hit anything.  Don't have that kind of money to try $30 ticket.  Stopped at a supermarket today, got few new $5 dollor card, no luck.

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                          Posted: March 4, 2015, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations Michael Milford Thumbs Up I wish Oklahoma had scratchers like that our biggest is $5 for $40,000.00. Bang Head

                          If you state has MegaMillions then you can buy 30 chances to win $15M for $30. Wink

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
                                       Evil Looking       

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                            Posted: March 4, 2015, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Lucky guy with a lucky chic and lucky smile he already had it made so he didn't have to win let's hope he keeps his life and chic under control now but I think a lot of women will fight for him since she doesn't have the ring yet so be careful girl . lol Boxing similar scratch off ticket in Texas cost $50 per ticket but you are more likely to win $20 back they always keep the $30 anyway lol . And I still never see people possing for big win from Texas even though they are the one having record sales and profit I guess I know where to go scratch for gold now. Wow he does look so much like Mr grinder that plays professional poker games on tv I guess I know for fact the only thing he be grinding tonight am sure.