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Massachusetts State Lottery sees two $1 million prize winners from same game less than 30 minutes apart



DORCHESTER, MA – Two Massachusetts residents arrived at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters less than half an hour apart, each with a $1 million winning “$5,000,000 100X Cashword” instant ticket in hand.

According to Massachusetts State Lottery, Lawrence Troy of Mansfield and Jonathan Seward of Sheffield are the lucky winners. Seward claimed his prize first, followed 25 minutes later by Troy. Each chose to receive their prize in the form of a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes).

Seward said that he scratched his winning ticket while enjoying a glass of wine in front of a fireplace after processing some bills. Self-employed, he said that he plans to invest his winnings in his business.

Seward purchased his winning ticket at Silk’s Variety, 107 Main St. in Sheffield. The store, which was an original Mass Lottery retailer in 1972, receives a $10,000 bonus for its sale of this ticket. It is the first million-dollar winning ticket ever sold at this location, which is the lone current Lottery retailer in Sheffield.

Troy said that he does not have any immediate plans for his winnings. He bought his ticket at 7-Eleven, 70 Copeland Drive in Mansfield. This location also receives a $10,000 bonus for its sale.

The “$5,000,000 100X Cashword” game is a $20 instant ticket that went on sale in February of 2023. One $5 million prize and three $1 million prizes remain.

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