BRAINTREE (CBS) – The top two winners in the Massachusetts Lottery’s $10 Million Raffle stepped forward to claim their prizes.
Kathleen Crewe, 57, of Millbury, bought the ticket that won the $7 million grand prize from Goretti Supermarket. She is employed at the Millbury store as the Controller.
The store received a $50,000 donation for selling the winning ticket.
Crewe says she kept the ticket safe by putting it inside a thermos which she placed inside a fire-resistant bag. She says, “It has been the longest two days of my life.” She plans to first help her mother with some necessary home repairs.
Ronald Tiemann, 47, of Plymouth, was the winner of the sole $1 million prize. He purchased the ticket at Brennan’s Smoke Shop in Plymouth. He plans to use the money for his daughters’ college funds and to send his mother-in-law on a vacation to Italy.
Nine of the 20 winners of $50,000 prizes claimed their winnings Tuesday, and hundreds of the 1,000 winners of $1,000 prizes flocked to the Lottery’s Regional Offices to collect their windfall.