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10 most prolific Massachusetts lottery winners

A small number of Massachusetts lottery players have beat the odds time and time again.

Ten players cashed at least 100 winning tickets worth $600 or more between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 14, 2014, according to a Globe analysis of lottery winnings obtained through a public records request. Three frequent winners collected more than $1 million.

Most repeated winners cashed several tickets—often purchased at multiple vendors in different cities and towns—at a time.

■ The state’s most prolific winner, Clarance Jones, brought in nearly 1,750 tickets bought at 590 lottery agents. Jones cashed tickets on 95 different days during a 17-month period.

■ Konstantinos Katikakis turned in 100 winning tickets totaling $174,200 on March 28 and 29, 2013, alone.

■ Ashley Brudnick, her father Robert, and brother Nathan have cashed more than $400,000 in winning tickets from 170 lottery vendors in 37 cities and towns.

Listed below are the 10 most frequent winners of the Massachusetts State Lottery, ranked by number of winning tickets of $600 or more.

1. Clarance W. Jones, Lynn

  • Number of winning tickets: 1,745

  • Total gross winnings: $2,493,180.25

  • Jones cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 590 vendors in 80 communities.


2. Ali M. Jaafar, Watertown

  • Number of winning tickets: 1,291

  • Total gross winnings: $1,886,099.50

  • Jaafar cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 496 vendors in 96 communities.

3. John E. Steeves, Boston

  • Number of winning tickets: 1,070

  • Total gross winnings: $1,672,562

  • Steeves cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 416 vendors in 66 communities.

4. Frank E. Obey, Lynn

  • Number of winning tickets: 470

  • Total gross winnings: $709,430.75

  • Obey cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 172 vendors in 39 communities.

5. Robert A. Renaud, Taunton

  • Number of winning tickets: 218

  • Total gross winnings: $300,262.25

  • Renaud cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 132 vendors in 53 communities.

6. Chun Chu Lee, Boston

  • Number of winning tickets: 211

  • Total gross winnings: $383,464.75

  • Lee cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 95 vendors in 34 communities.

7. Paul Sarkisian, Waltham

  • Number of winning tickets: 209

  • Total gross winnings: $319,929.50

  • Sarkisian cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 56 vendors in 22 communities.

8. Kenneth A. Berton, Sudbury

  • Number of winning tickets: 120

  • Total gross winnings: $154,782

  • Berton cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 41 vendors in 15 communities.

9. Konstantinos Katikakis, Boston

  • Number of winning tickets: 102

  • Total gross winnings: $194,200

  • Katikakis cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 3 vendors in 3 communities.

10. Ashley Brudnick, Haverhill

  • Number of winning tickets: 100

  • Total gross winnings: $107,613.50

  • Brudnick cashed winning lottery tickets that were purchased at 74 vendors in 24 communities.

Catherine Cloutier can be reached at catherine.cloutier@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @cmcloutier. Todd Wallack can be reached at todd.wallack@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @TWallack.
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