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Southwick Man Wins $1 Million on Scratch Ticket

(Courtesy Mass. Lottery.com)

(Courtesy Mass. Lottery.com)

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) — A Southwick man has won $1 million off of a scratch ticket after he claims he opened a fortune cookie predicting he would come into gold.

William Johnson from Southwick is the latest lucky winner of the Massachusetts Millionaire Mania instant game from the Mass. State Lottery.

He recently bought the lottery ticket after he says he was out to dinner with his wife and a fortune cookie he opened contained the message, “You will soon come into a lot of gold.”

According to the Mass. Lottery, Johnson held onto the $10 ticket for several days before playing it and realizing he won a $1 million prize.  He has selected the cash option and received a one-time, lump sum payment of $650,000 (less taxes).

The winning ticket was sold at Colonial News located at 39 Southwick Street in Feeding Hills and will receive a $10,000 commission on the sale as a result.

There are two $3 million prizes and three $1 million prizes remaining in the Massachusetts Millionaire Mania instant game.


  • Jloenlacasa

    Please remember who u r where u and from and who never helped u…..don’t let it change u and god bless congrats

  • jennyp0305

    How is that a “rip off”? He spent $10 on a scratch ticket. Even after taxes and fees or what have you, even if he only ended up with $250,000 that still makes him a very lucky man. I’d kill for that kind of money. Even half of it. Heck, $10,000 would brighten my dad. Quit bellyaching.

  • jennyp0305

    My day