‘This is really rare’: Another $31M Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Massachusetts
For the second time in a week, a Mega Millions jackpot ticket worth $31 million was sold in Massachusetts.
One ticket sold at Gibbs gas station on Winn Street in Woburn matched all six numbers drawn in Tuesday night’s drawing - 07-09-18-29-39, Mega Ball: 13.
“Oh, we did sell it? Oh, wow! I didn’t even know that,” a stunned clerk at Gibbs told Boston 25. “I wasn’t even supposed to work today. I was just filling in for someone. This is all news to me. I’m just shocked. This is really rare...This is pretty surprising.”
Gibbs gas station will receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the winning ticket.
This is the fifth Mega Millions jackpot won in Massachusetts since 2002, when the game expanded and its name was changed from The Big Game to Mega Millions, the Lottery said.
Just last week, a Mega Millions jackpot ticket worth $31 million was sold at a Stop & Shop in Belchertown.
The largest Mega Millions prize ever won in Massachusetts is a $294 million jackpot won in the July 2, 2004, drawing on a ticket sold at Powers Wine and Liquor in Lowell.
Mega Millions prize winners have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. The jackpot prize must be claimed at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters on Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester.
“Oh we did sell it?!”
I got to be the bearer of good news this morning ☺️ . The clerk at the Gibbs in Woburn didn’t realize his gas station had sold the winning Mega Millions ticket!
The clerk tells me he wasn’t even supposed to be working today!@boston25 pic.twitter.com/lHnKbuZbIO
— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) February 1, 2023
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