Winthrop resident triples prize with Mega Millions Megaplier
Drawing Date: 7/24/2018
July 25, 2018 - James Griffin of Winthrop, Mass., is the winner of a $3 million Mega Millions prize, having matched the first five winning numbers while playing the Megaplier option in the multi-state game’s drawing held Tuesday, July 24.
Griffin, who chose his lucky numbers based on birthdays of family members, purchased his winning ticket at Lanzilli’s Grocery, 931 Bennington St. in East Boston. The store will receive a $30,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket. Since 2013, this is the sixth prize of $1 million or more won on a ticket sold at this location. The other five, including a $10 million prize in 2015, were all won on instant tickets.
By playing the Megaplier option for an additional $1, Griffin was able to triple a $1 million prize to a $3 million prize when the Megaplier number selected for this drawing was three. The Megaplier number can be 2, 3, 4 or 5 and applies to all prizes except the jackpot prize.
Griffin claimed his $3 million prize (less tax withholdings) at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Braintree headquarters Wednesday, July 25. He plans on investing his winnings.