An Adams, Massachusetts resident is $1 million richer thanks to a $10 instant lottery ticket she bought at Nassif's Professional Pharmacy Friday.
Linda Charon picked up her first $35,000 check, which she won from a "Lifetime Spectacular" instant game, Monday afternoon at the Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree, according to Massachusetts Lottery spokeswoman Amy Morris.
Morris said Charon will receive a $50,000 annual payment for the next 19 years, before taxes.
Charon could not be reached for comment Monday.
Nassif's Manager Rick Czarnecki said that Charon bought the ticket, which she scratched outside the store, Friday.
"She quickly came back in and asked an employee to verify the ticket," he said. Once the ticket was verified, he said Charon was out the door like a flash.
Lifetime Spectacular hit the market in March and Morris said it, and any other instant game, will be removed from circulation when all the grand prizes have been awarded.
In all, Morris said there are 50 $1 million prizes and 10 prizes that pay $200,000 a year for life.
So far, 16 people have claimed the $1 million prize Charon did and three others have cashed in on the $200,000 prize.
Czarnecki estimated that the store sells a couple hundred scratch tickets daily -- he said the ticket book Charon won from sold out Saturday afternoon.
News of the $1 million winner has been circulating from customer to customer since Friday.
"We had one guy come and buy tickets over the weekend, saying he hoped some of the luck would rub off on him," Czarnecki said.
Charon works at McDonald's in Adams and is scheduled for work today, according to several employees.