Port man scratches $1M lottery ticket

Brian Chernick of Newburyport recently scratched a winning $1 million lottery ticket. He chose the cash option, receiving $650,000 before taxes.

NEWBURYPORT — A quick stop at a Plum Island convenience store made a local man a whole lot richer when he scratched a $1 million lottery ticket.

After driving his daughter to work, Brian Chernick recently stopped to cash in winning lottery tickets and won with a Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club ticket purchased with those winnings.

Chernick chose the cash option and received payment of $650,000 before taxes. He plans to purchase a house with his winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Plum Island Provisions at 29 Plum Island Blvd. in Newbury.

The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket, according to a Massachusetts Lottery press release.

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