BOSTON (CBS) – The person who bought a winning $32 million Mega Millions lottery ticket in Dorchester last week has come forward.

Forty-year-old Candido Oliveira of Dorchester went to Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters in Braintree Tuesday morning to claim his prize.

Oliveira, who is unemployed, had the option of receiving the full $32 million jackpot in annual payments over 26 years or he could take a one-time lump sum payment of $22.9 million.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports.

He chose the lump sum, which came to $15.5 million after taxes.

Oliveira said he has no immediate plans for the money, but might buy a car and do something special for his family.

He told reporters he plays the lottery on a regular basis, but he buys one ticket at a time, including his winning purchase last week.

He bought the ticket at the Tedeschi’s on Neponset Avenue and was the only one with the winning numbers in Friday night’s national Mega Millions drawing.

The store owner gets a $50,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

Comments (17)
  1. mike says:

    Its probably a bad idea to post his name.

  2. Ali says:

    I wouldnt want my name posted, thats for sure. Yet if it ever was Im sure with 15 mil i could relocate quite easily. But anyhow good for you guy, spend wisely!!

    1. john says:

      thats my uncle,,,,im sooooooo happy now :D

  3. Denise says:

    Ya John… I’m sure he’ll have plenty of neices and nephews now! Maybe a few kids he didn’t know about too!!! But good for him – hopefully he spends it wisely and remembers that his friends before the $$ shouldn’t get tossed aside because he now has $$… and if he isn’t married… by all means – get a prenup! After all if you weren’t attractive to certain individuals that wouldn’t give you the time of day before… what makes you think they really are interested in YOU now??? once the $$ is gone… they will be too! More $$ just brings more problems….. Granted we all think we’ld like that problem to have! Hope not to see you on the LOTTERY RUINED MY LIFE reality show! Enjoy…

    1. john says:

      yes Denise we’re really happy and now i can finally take a trip to one of my favorites place>>>hawaii!!!!yay horayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  4. kit says:

    First thing he should do is get out of Dorchester but mark my words this man will be penniless within 5 years and that is pushing it.

  5. Dennis D says:

    Amerikka been bery bery good to me

  6. jackie says:

    Congratulations! Very, very happy for you and your family! I used to live in Dorchester, and I know exactly how that city is all about…Now, that your a millionaire, you’ll have people pretending to be your friend just for your $$$. I strongly advise you to hire a bodyguard with lot of experience for your protection…If you decide to leave town, don’t let anyone know wher you are…It could also be dangeous to your love one and family…Good luck with whatever you decide to do with your millions, just use it wisely….Luck man…

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