Josean Ortiz of Waltham is Massachusetts's newest $1 million Powerball prize winner after matching the first five winning numbers in the multi-state game's drawing held Saturday, September 19.
Ortiz visited the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Wednesday, September 23 to claim his $1 million prize (before taxes). This is the seventh Powerball prize of $1 million or more claimed in Massachusetts in 2015. He plans to use his winnings to pay some bills and help his family.
Ortiz bought his winning Quic Pic ticket at the Gateway Newstand located at the Square One Mall in Saugus. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
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