Mega Millions ticket sold in Belchertown wins $31 million jackpot

Staff Report

Published: 02-01-2023 9:06 PM

BELCHERTOWN — A Mega Millions ticket sold at the Stop & Shop located at 40 George Hannum St. in Belchertown is the sole winner of a $31 million jackpot in the multistate game’s Jan. 24 drawing. The cash option on the prize is $16.3 million.

The winning numbers on the lucky Quic Pic ticket are 33-41-47-50-62, MegaBall 20.

This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot won in Massachusetts since 2002, when the game expanded and its name was changed from The Big Game to Mega Millions. The last time a Mega Millions jackpot was hit in Massachusetts was Oct. 16, 2012 when a ticket sold at AM/PM Convenience in Hyannis split a $61 million jackpot with a ticket sold in California.

A $32 million Mega Millions jackpot was won in the Aug. 19, 2011 drawing on a ticket sold at Tedeschi Food Shops in Dorchester.

The largest Mega Millions prize ever won in Massachusetts is a $294 million jackpot won in the July 2, 2004 drawing on a ticket sold at Powers Wine and Liquor in Lowell.

The largest jackpot ever won in any game in Massachusetts is a $758.7 million Powerball jackpot won in the Aug. 23, 2017 drawing. That ticket was sold at Pride Station & Store in Chicopee.

Mega Millions prize winners have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. The jackpot prize must be claimed at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters located at 150 Mount Vernon St. in Dorchester.

Stop & Shop will receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the winning ticket.

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