The biggest ticket was sold in South Carolina, but lottery tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Bridgewater and Wilmington as part of the Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday and its top prize of $1.537 billion.
One of the Massachusetts winners was Jennifer Santo, 40, of Dartmouth. She bought her million-dollar ticket at the Cumberland Farms store on Main Street in Bridgewater, said Christian Teja, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Lottery.
A nurse, Santo said she plans to use a portion of her winnings to pay for her two kids’ educations, according to a statement from the Massachusetts State Lottery.
The other winning ticket in Massachusetts has not yet been claimed. It was purchased at the Wilmington Nouria, also on Main Street, but in Wilmington, according to the statement.
Both locations will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets, according to a statement from Mega Millions. The winners have one year to claim their prizes.John R. Ellement can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.