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Lucky 2020 lottery winners in western Massachusetts

(Courtesy: Mass Lottery)

(WWLP) – According to the Massachusetts Lottery website, there are a total of 101 lottery winners from 2020. Of those winners, nine are from western Massachusetts.

Here are a list of local winners and their stories:

South Hadley resident wins $2 million prize (November 13, 2020):

James Peetz of South Hadley is the winner of a $2 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,000,000 50X Cashword” instant game.

Peetz chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $1,300,000 (before taxes). He plans on putting some of his winnings toward renovating his kitchen and buying a new truck.

He purchased his winning ticket at Stop and Go, 4 Bardwell St. in South Hadley. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Springfield resident wins $1 million prize (November 12, 2020)

Matthew Hutchinson of Springfield is the winner of a $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$1,000,000 Players Club” instant game.

Hutchinson chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes).

His winning ticket was purchased at Corners Convenience, 273 Hancock St. in Springfield. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.

West Springfield resident wins $1 million prize (August 25, 2020)

Paul Conway of West Springfield has won a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “The Fastest Road to $1 million” instant game.

Conway chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes). His winning ticket was purchased at Pride Station & Store, 6 North Westfield Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Resident of Orange wins $1 million prize (July 31, 2020)

Adam Peterson of Orange has won a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “100X Bonus” instant game.

Peterson chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes). He plans on using his winnings to buy a house.

He purchased his winning ticket during his lunch break at Orange General Store, 217 East Main St. in Orange. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Monson resident wins $2 million instant prize (May 4, 2020)

Shaina Kolakowski of Monson has won a $2 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,000,000 50X Cashword” instant game.

Kolakowski chose the cash option on her prize and received a one-time payment of $1,300,000 (before taxes). She plans on using her winnings to purchase a home.

She bought her winning ticket at S&S Food Mart, 1520 North Main St. in Palmer. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

$10 million prize winning ticket sold in Chicopee (April 21, 2020)

Punkin Trust of Boston has claimed a $10 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Big Money” instant game

The trust, represented by trustee Deborah Anderson, opted to receive its prize in the form of a one-time payment of $6,500,000 (before taxes). The winning ticket was purchased at Citgo, 947 Burnett Rd. in Chicopee. The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

$100,000 Mass Cash Parade (February 24, 2020)

Robert Mollison of Cheshire is one of ten lucky Mass Cash $100,000 winners. The ticket was not a quic pic and was purchased at Adams Express & Mobil Station in Adams.

Belchertown resident wins $1 million grand prize (February 27, 2020)

Francis Derouin of Belchertown has won a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket game.

Derouin chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes). He plans on putting a portion of his winnings toward renovating his home.

He purchased his winning ticket at Pride Market, 478 Center St. in Ludlow. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

There are 55 additional $1 million prizes still to be claimed in “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” $30 instant game.

$100,000 Mass Cash Parade (February 2, 2020)

William Suprenant of Springfield is one of eight lucky Mass Cash $100,000 winners. The ticket was not a quic pic and was purchased at One Stop market in Springfield.

To view the complete list of winners visit MassLottery.com

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According to the Massachusetts Lottery website, there are a total of 101 lottery winners from 2020. Of those winners, nine are from western Massachusetts.

“The Luckiest Store On The South Shore” Sees Mega Millions Boom

When big lottery prizes are up for grabs, people from as far as Dedham and Norwood come to Whitman for a chance for riches.

    Jimmy Bentley , Patch Staff

WHITMAN, MA — An hour into Michael Fiorentino’s shift Monday night, the Little Comfort Store had already sold $1,500 in Mega Millions tickets. Coolers and shelve were beginning to empty; business was booming.

Nights likes this are common for the self-proclaimed “luckiest store on the South Shore,” especially before gigantic lottery drawings like Tuesday’s $1.6 billion prize. In Fiorentino’s 17 years working at the Little Comfort Store, the store has sold three one $1 million tickets.

Two of those tickets were actually sold to the same person. Another person won $100,000 off a ticket bought at Little Comfort this past July, Fiorentino said.

Fiorentino said seeing moments like these are magical, and it’s been great sharing those celebratory moments with customers.

“It’s a happy dream — it’s just thinking about it that gets your spirit rolling,” Fiorentino said.

It’s not just people from Whitman and surrounding towns like Brockton, Hanson and East Bridgewater coming to chase that dream either.

People have traveled over 40 minutes just for a chance that some of the store’s luck will rub off on them. When big lottery prizes are up for grabs, people from as far as Dedham and Norwood come to Whitman for a chance for riches, Fiorentino said.

For those who want to give the “luckiest store on the South Shore,” a try, it’s located at 50 Washington Street in Whitman.

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