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Saturday, February 08, 2014

 

Central Massachusetts has been linked to over $10 million worth of higher tiered lottery prizes of $100,000 or more in the past 10 years. These top prizes, all cataloged on the Massachusetts Lottery website, are the top winners from games like PowerBall, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Megabucks, and Mass Cash, most notably excluding instant ticket games.

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the nation in regards lottery ticket sales. According to information gathered by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, Massachusetts sold $9,169.3 million in lottery tickets during 2011 and 2012, ranking second out of 43 states that participate. Only New York, who sold $16,307.68 million worth of tickets during the same period, ranks higher.

“We probably sell about $3,000 to $4,000 in lottery tickets every day,” said Moji Bello, the assistant manager at Honey Farms in Shrewsbury. “We have a lot of repeat customers who will occasionally win smaller prizes of $100 to $500 and have had a few big winners in the past.”

Honey Farms in Shrewsbury has the distinct pleasure of being one of the luckiest store locations in Central Massachusetts due to their selling of four top tiered prizes, one of two stores to do so in the past ten years. According to the Massachusetts lottery website, only 24 retailers have had multiple high-tiered wins in the past 10 years.

Lottery kickbacks for store owners

Being a lottery supplier in Massachusetts has its benefits, lucky store or not. According to Lisa McDonald, a media relations employee for the Massachusetts Lottery, all retailers in Massachusetts make five-percent off of their lottery ticket sales and one-percent on cash-in bonuses.

“It certainly is a substantial amount,” said McDonald. “The average store in Massachusetts makes about $38,000 in commission and bonuses per year. During the 2013 fiscal year, retailers throughout Massachusetts made over $176.4 million through these commissions and bonuses.”

McDonald also said that depending on the game, retailers make a percentage off big ticket winners. For games like Mass Cash and Lucky for Life, store owners can pull in up to $10,000 on a grand prize win. Store owners can make up to $50,000 off the multi-state jackpot and up to $25,000 off the Megabucks.

In the past 10 years, about $24.3 million in high-tiered prizes from PowerBall, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Megabucks, and Mass Cash, have been purchased at 15 stores in Central Massachusetts, making them the luckiest in the area.

 

See the slides below to see the 15 Central Massachusetts stores with the most lottery wins

 

Related Slideshow: Top 15 Luckiest Places to Win a Lottery Ticket in Central Mass

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15. Cumberland Farms

Store 6687

Baldwinville, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $350,000

Average Winnings: $175,000

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One Stop Food Store

 

Holden, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $450,000

Average Winnings: $225,000

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Depot General Store

 

Westminster, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $490,000

Average Winnings: $245,000

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Country Cupboard

 

Bolton, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $500,000

Average Winnings: $250,000

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Honey Farms

Store 40

West Boylston, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $1,100,000

Average Winnings: $550,000

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Stop + Shop

Store 19

Westborough, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $1,100,000

Average Winnings: $550,000

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Short Stop Convenience

Gardner, MA

Wins: 2

Winnings: $4,490,000

Average Winnings: $2,245,000

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Family Mart

Cherry Valley

Wins: 3

Winnings: $300,000

Average Winnings: $100,000

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Tedeschi

Store 57

Milford, MA

Wins: 3

Winnings: $400,000

Average Winnings: $133,000

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Holly Farms

Webster, MA

Wins: 3

Winnings: $450,000

Average Winnings: $150,000

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Shaws

Store 7624/169

Worcester, MA

Wins: 3

Winnings: $1,070,000

Average Winnings: $356,667

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Gomes Liquore

Fitchburg, MA

Wins: 3

Winnings: $2,347,401

Average Winnings: $782,467

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Sunny Farms

Mendon, MA

Wins: 3

Winnings: $9,370,000

Average Winnings: $3,123,333

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Honey Farms

Store 62

Shrewsbury MA

Wins: 4

Winnings: $550,000

Average Winnings: $137,500

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New Mart Variety

Clinton, MA 

Wins: 4

Winnings: $1,300,000

Average Winnings: $325,000

 
 

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