BOSTON (CBS) – A 39-year-old Hanover man is the first grand prize winner of the new “Lucky for Life” lottery drawing.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports.
Bruce Campbell, a plumber, was awarded a ceremonial check for $1,000 per day for life on Tuesday.
Campbell bought the ticket at Myette’s Country Store in Hanover last week. It matched all six numbers drawn (1-2-6-10-19, Lucky Ball 15).
Campbell didn’t realize he won until the store owners called him to check.
“I got a message from Tracy to check the numbers, that she had sold the winning ticket. So, I checked my numbers and I called Kevin, and Kevin told me that I won,” said Campbell.
Campbell said that he plans to keep his job, invest most of his money, and purchase a new Cadillac and maybe a motorcycle, too.
Two other people matched five numbers and won $25,000.
The game is the first to be played in all six New England states. Tickets cost $2 each, and drawings are held every Monday and Thursday.
The grand prize of $1,000 per day is guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years and is paid out for the length of the winner’s lifetime.
After taxes, the grand prize equates to more than $250,000 per year in winnings.