This Lakeville couple have won $1 million scratch tickets — three times
A lucky couple in Lakeville keeps getting richer and richer.
Janet Pflaumer-Phillips, 59, won a $1 million cash prize from the “Diamond Millions” $30 new instant ticket, leaving $710,000 after taxes, the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement. She claimed her winnings Monday.
“It feels good to help family and friends and to know that he can retire,” Pflaumer-Phillips said, referring to her husband, 61-year-old Kevin Phillips.
Those who play “Diamond Millions” have a one in 252,000 chance of winning $1 million in cash, according to the state lottery website. To win, the player needs to match any of their numbers with the winning numbers at the top, with chances to increase winnings with 2x, 5x, 10x, 20x, and 200x multipliers, and even a $100 “burst.” There were 80 $1 million prizes in total.
Pflaumer-Phillips isn’t the only winner in her family. Kevin Phillips has won two $1 million prizes from instant tickets, once in April 2014 and again in September 2016, the state lottery said.
The couple has been buying lottery tickets for about 20 years, Pflaumer-Phillips said. The money will also go toward animal rescue organizations, which she said she has been supporting for “many years.”
Pflaumer-Phillips bought her tickets from A & A Automotive in Middleborough, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket, the state lottery said.
In the “Diamond Millions” game, there are only 78 $1 million prizes left, the state lottery said. A South Boston woman won the first prize of that amount, the state lottery announced April 26.