Marlborough Resident is $10 Millon Man
A scratch ticket purchased at Wegman's in Northborough means an instant windfall for a local resident.
Yu Zhou of Marlborough won $10 million on an instant scratch-off ticket, the Massachusetts Lottery said.
The lottery said Zhou bought the Mega Cash instant game ticket at Wegman's in Northborough. He came forward to claim the prize last week.
Zhou selected the cash option on the prize and received a one-time lump sum payment of $6,5 million before taxes. He told the lottery he plans to split the prize with his brother, who is applying to medical school and will use his share for the tuition. Zhou also thinks he’d like to buy a car with his winnings, the lottery said in a statement.
For selling the winning $20 ticket, Wegmans will receive a $50,000 commission.
The lottery said Zhou is the third winner of the $10 million grand prize of the Mega Cash game since it was rolled out in late 2009. One additional $10 million prize and six $1 million prizes have yet to be claimed.