- A man in Massachusetts won six $25,000 a year for life prizes in the same lottery draw.
- He said that “intuition” led him to purchase six tickets with the same numbers.
- He cashed out some of his prizes to take home nearly $2 million.
A man Massachusetts said he used his “intuition” to win six prizes in the same lottery draw.
Raymond Roberts Sr., of Fall River, won six “$25,000 a year for life prizes” in the multi-state Lucky for Life game after he purchased multiple tickets with the same numbers, the Massachusetts Lottery said.
Roberts said he had been playing the numbers, which were a combination of anniversary dates and birthdays, in multiple draw games for over 20 years.
He said it was “intuition” that caused him to purchase multiple tickets with the numbers for the drawing that took place on December 14, the lottery said.
Roberts chose the $390,000 cash option for five of his prizes, which meant he will receive $1,950,000 before taxes.
He chose the annuity option for only one of his prizes, meaning he will receive annual payments of $25,000, before taxes.
The lottery, which said Roberts is a Vietnam-era veteran, said he plans to use a portion of his winnings to buy a motorcycle.
The store that sold him a ticket will get a $5,000 bonus for each of his winning tickets — of $30,000 in total, the lottery said.