Should we call it the luck of the newlyweds?
A Cape Cod woman, who was just married on May 1, claimed the first $15 million grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery's new $30 "Supreme Millions" instant game.
Stacy Foster of Orleans purchased the ticket at Tedeschi Food Shops on Route 6 in Eastham on Saturday. She originally asked the store clerk for a "Supreme Millions" ticket from the dispenser that was behind a different register, which was not open at the time. The clerk said she would have to select a ticket from the dispenser behind the active register. That simple twist of fate changed her life.
Foster was joined by her husband David as she claimed the winnings at the Lottery's Braintree headquarters. She selected the cash option, receiving a one-time payment of $9,750,000, minus taxes.
The couple plans to use the winnings to buy a house, pay off student loans and buy a new truck.
The store will receive a $50,000 retailer bonus for its sale.
There are three additional $15 million prizes and sixty-one $1 million prizes remaining in the "Supreme Millions" instant game, which went on sale April 28.