February 15, 2017
William Guzzo of Pittsfield is the winner of a $1 million prize in Second Chance Drawing #2 in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s $30 “Ultimate Millions” instant game.
Guzzo, who claimed his prize at the Mass. Lottery’s Braintree headquarters on Wednesday, February 15, opted to receive his prize in the form of a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings). He plans on using a portion of his winnings to purchase a second home.
To enter this Second Chance Drawing, which took place Tuesday, February 7, players submitted non-winning “Ultimate Millions” tickets through the Mass. Lottery website. Guzzo’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. There will be three more Second Chance Drawings throughout the life of the “Ultimate Millions” ticket, 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. One of the four $15 million prizes in the game has been claimed, while 21 of the game’s 66 $1 million instant prizes have been claimed. The game went on sale April 26, 2016.