Trust Secures Record-Breaking Instant Win PrizeWednesday July 30th 2014
A trust in Massachusetts has claimed a record-breaking $15 million prize after purchasing a winning “World Class Millions” scratch-off. The BWE Nominee Trust of Marblehead, represented by Stephen J. Farrar and Andrew G. Christiansen, opted for a lump sum payment of $9.75 million after coming forward to accept the largest instant win prize in the history of the Massachusetts Lottery.
The “World Class Millions” game was launched on April 22nd with a cost of $30 per ticket and has sold over seven million tickets to date. The winning ticket in question was purchased at a store in Salem and the store owner will receive a $50,000 commission for selling the ticket - the largest commission ever awarded to a retailer by the Massachusetts Lottery.
In addition to the top $15 million top prize, the game also offers great prizes of $20,000, $50,000 and $1 million. Out of the 36 $1 million prizes available, eight have already been claimed by ticket holders. Lottery officials have confirmed that three $15 million prizes from the “World Class Millions” game are still available.
Just like proceeds from lottery ticket sales, the revenue raised through instant win games helps support good causes across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the 2013 fiscal year, the Massachusetts Lottery handed out over $955 million to community programs in towns and cities across the state.