ROCKLAND, Mass. — A Massachusetts man will be receiving lottery riches for the next 20 years after turning a $10 bet into a $4 million lottery jackpot.
Anthony McLaughlin of Rockland, Massachusetts, chose to collect the prize over 20 years in annual payments of about $130,000 after taxes. He told lottery officials when he claimed the prize on Wednesday that he will use some of the money to buy a new car and to pay for his school tuition.
He won the prize on a $4,000,000 Winfall ticket he bought at Fast Lane Convenience on Union Street in Rockland. The store will receive a $40,000 commission on the sale.
The odds against winning the top prize in the instant game are 5 million to 1.
Ronald Oliveri of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, also had a good week. He claimed a $200,000 prize in the first Second Chance Drawing in the Monopoly Jackpot instant game on Oct. 12.
To enter, players submitted losing tickets through the lottery website or app. Oliveri's ticket was randomly selected from 845,000 tickets that were submitted.