January 12, 2018
Jenna Russell of Hopedale is the winner of a $1 million prize in Second Chance Drawing #3 in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s $30 “Ultimate Millions” instant game.
Russell claimed her prize at the Mass. Lottery’s Braintree headquarters on Friday, January 12 as the trustee of the Otto Education Trust, which she named after her dog. She opted to receive her prize in the form of a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).
To enter this Second Chance Drawing, which took place Tuesday, December 19, 2017, players submitted non-winning “Ultimate Millions” tickets through the Mass. Lottery website. Russell’s winning entry was randomly selected from over 1,000,000 tickets that were entered. Additionally, six winners of $100,000, 12 winners of $10,000, 116 winners of $1,000, and 1,200 winners of $100 were selected. Two additional Second Chance Drawings are included in the “Ultimate Millions” instant ticket game, each with a $1 million top prize and the same number of $100,000, $10,000, $1,000 and $100 prizes. The dates of the remaining drawings will be determined based on sales of the ticket.
“Ultimate Millions,” the Mass. Lottery’s third $30 instant ticket, offers players the chance to win $15 million instantly, equaling the highest instant prize in Mass. Lottery history. Two of the four $15 million prizes in the game have been claimed, while 36 of the game’s 66 $1 million instant prizes have been claimed.