Winner of $33 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Belchertown claims prize

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According to the State Lottery Commission, the $33 million Mega Millions winner claimed their prize on Wednesday. The winning ticket was purchased in Belchertown earlier this year.

The trust decided to receive a lump sum payment of $17,441,861 before taxes while being represented by trustee David M. Lipshutz at Massachusetts Lottery offices in Dorchester.

The announced prize was $31 million, but after taking into account the actual sales of all lottery tickets, it rose to $33 million.

According to officials, the Quick Photo ticket was purchased on January 24 as part of the Mega Millions multi-state games at a Stop & Shop situated at 40 George Hannum Street in Belchertown.

The winning ticket will bring in $50,000 for the Stop & Shop. MegaBall 20's winning numbers, 33-41-47-50-62, were chosen at random by one of the vendor's devices, according to officials.

On January 31, a $31 million winning ticket was sold in Woburn; it is still unclaimed.

According to lottery officials, the two tickets mark the second occasion in Mega Millions history where two jackpot winners were announced over the course of three drawings.

Since the game's expansion and name change from The Big Game to Mega Millions in 2002, these are the fourth and fifth Mega Millions jackpots to be won in Massachusetts, according to officials.

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