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The color of a State Lottery scratch ticket created big plans and a big win for Massachusetts woman



The color of a scratch ticket turned into big money and new plans for a Massachusetts woman.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Melanie Thompson is the first $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Cash Blast” $20 instant ticket game.

Thompson, who is from Middleborough, chose to play this ticket because she liked its shiny purple color, opted to receive her prize in the form of a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes). She said that she plans to use her winnings to buy a house and a dog.

She purchased her winning ticket at 7-Eleven, 190 New Boston Rd. in Fall River. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of this ticket.



  1. dlfoi

    October 1, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    don’t you mean one time payment of $6,500,000?

    • Ken Paiva

      October 1, 2023 at 10:56 pm

      No. She won $1 million and took the penalty to get the lump sum. I think you confused how much money is in the game with how much money she won.

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