A little more than two weeks into the new year, Detric Watkins of Springfield received a belated holiday bonus, cashing in on a $2.5 million prize won in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game.
Watkins, a social worker, is the second such winner in this holiday-themed instant ticket game. She chose the cash option on her prize and received a one-time payment of $1,625,000 (less tax withholdings). She plans on using her winnings to buy a house and to invest for her three children’s future.
Her winning ticket was purchased at One Stop Mart, 477 Boston Rd. in Springfield. The store will receive a $25,000 bonus of its own for its sale.
One additional $2.5 million prize and four $1 million prizes remain in the “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” $10 instant game.