The tickets had only been available for less than a week, but that didn’t stop two Massachusetts men from hitting it big on a new state lottery game.
On Nov. 2, John Mancuso of Pembroke was the first grand prize winner of the new “Winner Green” scratch ticket that launched Oct. 30, the Massachusetts State Lottery said.
He won $2.5 million and elected to receive a lump sum of $1.6 million. He said he would use it toward his 401(k) and to help his children pay for college. The store he brought it from, Pembroke XTRA Mart, received a $25,000 commission, the lottery said.
On Monday, Richard Key of Randolph won a $1 million prize from the new holiday-themed ticket. He elected to receive a lump sum of $650,000. He said he would use it to pay off bills and to add another car to his livery service. The store he bought it from, Convenience Plus in Randolph, received a $10,000 commission, the lottery said.
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