DORCHESTER, MA – Victor Van of Haverhill is the second $1 million prize winner from Massachusetts in the Monday, October 4 Powerball drawing that featured a $699.8 million jackpot.
Van won this prize by matching the first five numbers on his Quic Pic ticket. He claimed his $1 million prize (before taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Dorchester headquarters Wednesday, October 13. He plans on putting his winnings toward his education and helping his family pay off their mortgage.
Van’s winning ticket was purchased at Bradford Mobil Mart, 789 South Main Street in Haverhill. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
Van joins Raymond Carey of Seekonk, who claimed his $1 million prize October 5. Carey purchased his ticket at Quality Gas & Mart, 430 Taunton Avenue in Seekonk.
A ticket sold at Downtown Convenience, 40 Boylston Street in Boston that won a $1 million prize in the Saturday, October 2 Powerball drawing remains unclaimed.
Prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing.
One ticket sold in California for the October 4 drawing won the $699.8 million jackpot ($496 million cash option), the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and seventh-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.