The State Lottery Commission reports that the $33 million Mega Millions winner claimed their prize on Wednesday. The winning ticket was purchased earlier this year in Belchertown.
The trust selected a lump sum payout of $17,441,861 before taxes while being represented by trustee David M. Lipshutz in the Dorchester headquarters of the Massachusetts Lottery.
After taking into account the actual sales of all lottery tickets, the promised reward of $31 million grew to $33 million.
According to officials, a Stop & Shop at 40 George Hannum Street in Belchertown sold the Quick Photo ticket on January 24 as a part of the Mega Millions multi-state games.
For selling the winning ticket, Stop & Shop will get $50,000. According to officials, one of the vendor's machines randomly chose the winning numbers for MegaBall 20: 33-41-47-50-62.
On January 31 in Woburn, a $31 million winning ticket was sold, but it has yet to be claimed.
According to lottery officials, the two winning tickets mark just the second occasion in Mega Millions history when two jackpot winners have come out of a single lottery over the course of three drawings.
After the game's expansion and name change from The Big Game to Mega Millions in 2002, these are Massachusetts' fourth and fifth Mega Millions jackpot wins.