Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friend buys lottery ticket for a birthday gift - retiree wins one million dollars!


Brockton, MA:
My old pal Earl never buys a lottery ticket for anyone else.
"What if they won?" he asks,
Good point. Wonder if one of Joe Cahill's friends is asking himself the same question.
On March 19, the retired Brockton resident claimed a $1 million prize in the 20X The Cash instant game. He received the $5 ticket as a birthday gift and did not realize it was a winner until his daughter pointed it out.
Cahill selected the cash option and received a one-time, lump sum payment of $435,000 after taxes. The retiree plans to buy two new cars with the winnings.
He beat odds of 4.2 million to 1.
Brockton Shell at 620 Belmont St. in Brockton will receive a $10,000 commission on the sale of the ticket.