Two Massachusetts lottery winners claim $1M prize

Two Massachusetts residents recently had their lives changed by winning a total of $1 million each from the lottery. 

David Goncalves from West Springfield correctly matched five white balls during the October 7 Powerball drawing, winning $1 million while the jackpot stood at an astonishing $1.55 billion. 

He bought his winning ticket at the Stop & Shop grocery store in Springfield, he will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Goncalves collected his prize on October 20 and planned to use some of it to replace his 2005 car.

Jonathan Bulmer from Chester, New Hampshire, also won $1 million in the same Powerball drawing, making him another lucky winner.

On October 16, Mary Leary from Wilmington, Massachusetts, claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket called "$4,000,000 Diamonds." 

She purchased her winning ticket at Sunrise Market in Wilmington, and the store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket. 

Leary, who scratched her winning ticket worth $650,000 (before taxes) while at the barbershop with her husband, chose to receive a one-time payment and planned to use some of her winnings for a vacation.

These stories illustrate how lottery games can bring unexpected joy and financial relief to people's lives.

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