Anonymous Person Wins $25 Million Off A Scratch Ticket From Red’s In Fall River
When an anonymous shopper walked into Red’s Convenient Store in Fall River last week, they walked out a multi-millionaire.
The second $25 million grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Billion Dollar Extravaganza” $50 instant game has been awarded, and the winner is ready to help out friends and family with their winnings.
The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, had some extra cash that day and decided to splurge on the Billion Dollar Extravaganza. They purchased the $50 ticket, and it paid off.
Thomas J. Percy, the trustee representing the winner, shared that the winner is a “kind and thoughtful person who is looking to do the right things in life, and winning this prize will help them accomplish this.”
Described as a family person, humble, and very appreciative, this winner aims to give back with some of their winnings.
The winner selected the cash option on its prize and received a one-time payment of $16,250,000 before taxes.
Red’s will also receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.
According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, the $25 million prize is the largest instant “scratch and win” prize ever offered by the Mass Lottery. One $25 million prize remains in the “Billion Dollar Extravaganza” game, the Mass Lottery’s first $50 instant ticket.
While the anonymous winner doesn’t typically play the Mass Lottery, they certainly chose the right game to play.
“With over $1.2 billion in total prizes and an overall prize payout of 82 percent, ‘Billion Dollar Extravaganza’ has the largest amount of total prize money and the highest payout percentage of a game ever offered,” said Mass Lottery.
The odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 4.1.
The odds of winning $16.2 million, however, are as rare as it gets.
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