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A gifted instant ticket turned into a $4 million State Lottery win for Massachusetts man, see how he will spend it



A local man had a big scratch ticket win recently and he has his father to thank.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Steven Richard of Barrington, RI is the winner of a $4 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$4,000,000 Bonus Bucks” $10 instant ticket game.

Richard said he was having breakfast with his father on the morning of Friday, March 29 when his father gave him a scratch ticket, as he often does. He said he didn’t scratch the ticket until later in the day and couldn’t believe that he had won a grand prize. He scanned his winning ticket using the Mass Lottery app to confirm that he indeed had won. After telling his wife, he then called his father to share the great news.

Richard chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $2,600,000 (before taxes). He said he intends to use some of his winnings to travel with his wife.

The winning ticket was purchased at Star Country Store & Deli, 526 Sanford Road in Westport. The store receives a $40,000 bonus for its sale of this ticket.

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