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This Massachusetts nurse didn’t win the big Mega Millions jackpot. But she did get a seven-figure consolation prize.

Jennifer Santo, 40, was announced as the winner of one of two $1 million Mega Millions prize tickets sold in Massachusetts.

Jennifer and Manuel Santo. Massachusetts State Lottery

She may not have won Tuesday night’s near-historic $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but a Dartmouth nurse still struck gold.

Jennifer Santo, 40, was announced as the winner of one of two $1 million Mega Millions prize tickets sold in Massachusetts, according to a press release from the Massachusetts State Lottery.

She purchased her winning Quic Pic ticket, which matched the first five numbers drawn, at a Cumberland Farms in Bridgewater, the release said. The store, located at 33 Main St., will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Santo and her husband, Manuel, claimed the prize and were “especially grateful” due to a recent negative travel experience, according to the release.

The couple had booked a bucket list vacation in celebration of her milestone birthday, but learned at the airport that he would not be allowed to board their flight because the date of their departure was less than three months from the expiration date on his passport,” the release said.

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As a result, the couple’s trip was canceled without refund.

Santo plans on investing a portion of her winnings in the education of her and Manuel’s two children, the release said.

The other winning ticket — sold at Wilmington Nouria on 586 St. in Wilmington —  has yet to be claimed.