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$1 million lottery winner to use cash for anniversary trip to Greece

The winner of a $1 million lottery prize is going global with his cash, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.

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Michael Paquette of Wilmington won his $1 million from the scratch ticket game “$10,000,000 Cash King.” Paquette purchased his ticket from E T D Food Mart in Tewksbury and claimed his prize on Jan. 10.

Paquette chose the cash option on his prize, and received a one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes. The Wilmington man told the lottery that he plans on putting some of his winnings towards a “dream” 35th anniversary trip to Greece.

The store Paquette purchased his ticket at will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

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On the day Paquette claimed his $1 million, there were also two $1 million Mega Millions prizes awarded, along with two $100,000 prizes. One of the winning $1 million Mega Millions tickets was sold from a Wegman’s in Newton’s Chestnut Hill, and the other was sold from Jacqueline Supermarket in Lawrence. They were two of 24 total Mega Millions prizes worth $600 or more awarded on that Tuesday in the state.
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Overall, there were 675 winning lottery tickets worth at least $600 sold or claimed in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Jan. 10, including six in Springfield and 25 in Worcester.
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