Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners

May 16, 2019, 7:40 am (14 comments)

Massachusetts Lottery

A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.

The husband, in fact, has won twice.

Janet Pflaumer-Phillips of Lakeville claimed her $1 million prize on Monday. She won on a $30 "Diamond Millions" instant ticket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. She bought the ticket at A&A Petro, 381 West Grove St. in Middleborough, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling it.

Her husband, Kevin, won his $1 million prizes in April of 2014 and September of 2016. His winning tickets were purchased at Trucchi's Supermarket, 438 West Grove Street in Middleborough, and Shaw's, 95 Washington St. in Canton.

Janet plans to help family and friends with her money, according to the Massachusetts Lottery.

There are 78 additional $1 million prizes remaining in the "Diamond Millions" instant ticket game, according to the Lottery.

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Providence Journal

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reddog's avatarreddog

Wow, that's an average of $1,000,000 every two years. Nice !!

TheMeatman2005's avatarTheMeatman2005

Congrats!

Keep on scratching.

Bleudog101

Don't know if it was my news tip that had you guys post, but thank you just the same....my old saying is coming...a feel good story!

jjtheprince14

It must be way too easy to win in that state too.

Bleudog101

Quote: Originally posted by jjtheprince14 on May 16, 2019

It must be way too easy to win in that state too.

You're too funny. 

If you ever have time go to their website and read how many million (+) dollar scratch tickets they have.  It is phenomenal.  As I understand it they don't get rid of a particular game until all the top prizes have been won.  With their second chance lottery games on scratch tickets, just like California, you do have to be a physical resident to enter.  I know because I've tried both states before.

Leaning towards NJ 6 next week...we'll see if I get to meet Todd in the greater Trenton area...LOL

maximumfun's avatarmaximumfun

wow.  they are a lucky family indeed!  not bad, not bad at all!  ;)

Todd's avatarTodd

Quote: Originally posted by Bleudog101 on May 16, 2019

Don't know if it was my news tip that had you guys post, but thank you just the same....my old saying is coming...a feel good story!

No, this was not from a news tip.  If a story originates from a news tip, it is credited at the bottom of the story.

Coin Toss's avatarCoin Toss

Hmm......

Mass. lottery

I wonder of those tickets were intended to go to a couple of guys named Guido and Luigi

Scared

cottoneyedjoe's avatarcottoneyedjoe

Quote: Originally posted by Coin Toss on May 17, 2019

Hmm......

Mass. lottery

I wonder of those tickets were intended to go to a couple of guys named Guido and Luigi

Scared

Yes, what a coincidence they are from MA, a state with an odds-defying number of repeat scratch off winners. So many repeat winners, in fact, that the state enacted a policy to start investigating repeat winners to root out fraud. Nothing fishy here at all, I'm sure. LOL

sully16's avatarsully16

Congrats to the very lucky couple. 

Litebets27's avatarLitebets27

Nice wins for the both of them.

I'm wondering if they purchase books of tickets each time they have won.

Coin Toss's avatarCoin Toss

cottoneyedjuoe, 

A few years ago tghere was a news article about an awful lot of wiseguys (ahem!) winning Mass. lottery jackpots, or so the story went.

DELotteryPlyr

WAIT! There are 78 million dollar winners STILL to win??? 

Here in Maryland any of the million dollar scratch games only have a total of 31 winners at most!! 

noise-gate

Quote: Originally posted by DELotteryPlyr on May 18, 2019

WAIT! There are 78 million dollar winners STILL to win??? 

Here in Maryland any of the million dollar scratch games only have a total of 31 winners at most!! 

Now, that's noteworthy. Did we not have a situation recently where the top prizes on a million dollar scratcher tickets were already " won" in some States, yet the lottery kept selling them as though those prizes were still in the running?

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