Two New Englanders are richer by a million dollars after buying instant scratch tickets at convenience stores in Western Mass.
According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Nellie Williams of Leyden, Franklin County, won her million dollar prize after purchasing a “Billion Dollar Bonanza” ticket at Circle K, 223 Mohawk Trail in Greenfield.
Williams will receive her prize in annual payments of $ 50,000 (before tax withholding) over 20 years, according to lottery officials, who added that she was still deciding what to do with her winnings.
The Circle K will receive a bonus of $ 10,000 for its sale of the winning ticket, lottery officials said.
Two $ 10 Million Prizes and 39 Additional $ 1 Million Prizes remain in the $ 20 Billion Dollar Bonanza Instant Game.
The second local winning ticket was purchased by Elizabeth Baker, a resident of Winchester, New Hampshire, who is the twenty-seventh $ 1 million winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery $ 30 “Supreme Millions” instant game.
Lottery officials said Baker opted for the game’s cash prize and received a one-time payment of $ 650,000 (before withholding taxes). She plans to put her earnings in a trust.
Baker purchased his winning ticket at the Northfield Food Mart, 74 Main Street in Northfield, which will receive a $ 10,000 bonus for the sale of the winning ticket.
There are three $ 15 million prizes and 39 additional $ 1 million instant prizes left in the “Supreme Millions” game, according to lottery officials.