Start of 2013 is lucky for winner of $1.2 million Massachusetts Lottery prize

There was nothing unlucky about the beginning of 2013 for one lottery hopeful, who won $1,155,915 this morning in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s SUPER 50/50 Raffle.

The winner has not claimed the prize yet, and won’t be able to until the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters re-opens Wednesday morning.

The winning ticket was sold at the Smok’in Deals located at 1285 Boston Road, Springfield. The store’s owner, Hamid Bijari, will receive $50,000 for selling the ticket.

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The winner will receive the money, after taxes, in a single payment.

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