Massachusetts: Waltham Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Lottery
The lottery hit close to home yesterday. According to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, a Waltham man claimed the third $1 million Powerball lottery prize.
All our local stations are based in Waltham, so seeing a neighbor score a winning ticket is great news. In addition, the winning ticket was also apparently purchased in town at the Quic Pic, Global Montello Gulf. Boston News25 states, “he collected his prize in Dorchester at the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters on Thursday.”
Boston.com reported this winning ticket was claimed by Brendan Stewart of Waltham. Talk about a lucky ticket; the first five numbers of the ticket were called. “He said he hopes to use part of his earnings to buy a smartwatch,” the story states.
The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission detailed the other two $1 million Powerball winners were from Hadley and Norfolk. Rae Wenthworth-Cadieux’s winning ticket was purchased in the Pride Station and Store in Hadley. Lastly, Jan Busby was the third winner. She bought her winning ticket In Franklin at Shaw’s Supermarket.
What About The Stores Who Sold The Lucky Tickets?
As Boston.com also states, these three stores that sold the winning $1 million lottery tickets will each receive their own $10,000 prize.
If this news that a Waltham man won the Massachusetts Powerball lottery this week has given you the itch to take your chances on winning, here are some of your options.
MassLottery states the Mega Millions drawing is tonight at 11 pm. That estimated pot is a cool $910 million. The next Powerball drawing is Saturday. That estimated pot is $60 million. Lastly, also drawing tomorrow, the Megabucks estimated pot is $8.4 million.
The state is required to report such lottery prizes claimed. So far, in 2023, MassLottery shows 27 winners in the $1 million or more prize category. There has been a winner here every month of the year. $31 million was reported as the biggest prize pot. This was won twice in January.
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