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June 22, 2013

Woman hits $1M on scratch ticket


When she does cash in her winnings, the Gloucester woman will have the option of a $650,000 cash payout, with taxes deducted, or take out the cash in disbursements over a 20 year period, according to lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan. If she chooses the long term disbursements, her first payment would be $35,000, Bresnahan said.

“It all depends upon the individual, some people come right in, some people wait a couple days, some people wait months,” Bresnahan said.

Lottery figures show that Tony’s Variety on Washington Street is Gloucester’s lead lottery sales location, vending about $2.8 million in tickets last year, while the Liquor Locker dispensed closer to $1 million in tickets annually, according to Bresnahan.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at

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