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.
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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.