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Leominster woman wins $10 million from scratch-off lottery ticket

Araceli Alba Peredes, of Leominster, is looking to purchase a new house and car with her lucky windfall.

Araceli Alba Peredes. Massachusetts Lottery

Leominster local Araceli Alba Peredes won $10 million with a Massachusetts scratch off ticket, and has big plans for the winnings.

Peredes said she intends to purchase a new house and a new car with her newfound wealth, according to the Massachusetts Lottery.

The winning “$10,000,000 Winter Riches” ticket was purchased at Leominster Market on Lancaster Street on Feb. 18. The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for the sale of the ticket.

Peredes chose to receive the money in a one-time payment of 6,500,000, according to the Massachusetts Lottery. After taxes, she received a check for $4,615,000.

The odds were 1 in 5,040,000 for Peredes to win.

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