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Massachusetts man going through troubled times emerges victorious with $1 million lottery win

May 5, 2022, 12:38 pm

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Lottery winner is ready to thank the ones who helped him through it all

By Kate Northrop

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — After making it through some trying times, one Massachusetts man is getting the pick-me-up he deserves in the form of a $1 million lottery prize from an instant game.

Brian Parisi of Gloucester has been through a lot in the past couple years, but a $1 million lottery win from a Massachusetts Lottery scratch-off helped lift his spirits.

Two years ago, Parisi sustained a significant injury in a car accident and was subsequently diagnosed with cancer.

The fateful stop he made at Ed's Mini Mart on Washington Street in Gloucester would serve to turn things around for the better.

He picked out a ticket from the Lottery's $5 "Double Your Money" scratch-off game that had gone on sale in March. In just an instant, Parisi had become the game's first $1 million top prize winner.

Having claimed his prize as a $650,000 lump sum (before taxes) at Lottery headquarters in Dorchester last week, Parisi said he plans on using a portion of the winnings to replace the roof on his brother-in-law's house as a way of thanking him for supporting him through troubled times. He'll also invest some of the money for himself and his two sons.

Ed's Mini Mart will receive a $10,000 bonus commission from the Lottery for selling the top prize-winning ticket.

With Parisi claiming the first $1 million top prize in the "Double Your Money" instant game, three more top prizes remain. There are also 136 out of 168 second-tier prizes of $2,000 and 1,640 out of 2,016 third-tier prizes of $1,000 left to claim.

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cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

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Congrats to Brian! I Hope there's more lucky breaks in store for him.

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    I really like stories of people in hard times winning like this. I find myself often thinking "I need to win this or that", but my needs are really not that great compared to a lot of people out there struggling.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Ringleader
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      I really like stories of people in hard times winning like this. I find myself often thinking "I need to win this or that", but my needs are really not that great compared to a lot of people out there struggling.

      I agree , congrats to him and I hope he beats the cancer.

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        Party* Don't spend it all in one place Brian. Believe it or not, this is your 2nd chance.

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        * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          2 things here...never forget who helps you, and help people whenever you can...even if you do need a new roof !

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            Gallatin Tennesee
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            Wow....... A car accident and then cancer. That just shows that when things are going horrible, sometimes if you just hang in there, the winds of change will eventually blow your way. Congrats to Mr Parisi. Great story Kate.

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              I really like stories of people in hard times winning like this. I find myself often thinking "I need to win this or that", but my needs are really not that great compared to a lot of people out there struggling.

              I agree.  Congrats to the winnerSun Smiley Prayers Lovies

              Be persistent😊

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                so what who doest have troubles ROFL