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Woman Wins $25K a Year for Life Prize Months After Having a Dream That She’d Win the Lottery

Patricia Harris won $25,000 a year for life, but opted to receive a one-time payment of $390,000 instead, according to lottery officials

<p>Massachusetts State Lottery</p> Patricia Harris, winner of the Lucky for Life drawing on Sept. 24, 2023

Massachusetts State Lottery

Patricia Harris, winner of the Lucky for Life drawing on Sept. 24, 2023

A Massachusetts woman’s dream of winning the lottery has literally come true.

Patricia Harris, of Holliston, won $25,000 a year for life on a Quick Pic ticket for the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game on Sept. 24, 2023, according to a press release from the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Harris purchased the winning ticket at Country Farm on Washington Street in Holliston, which will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

The woman claimed her prize on March 14 at the state lottery headquarters in Dorchester, lottery officials said.

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During her visit, the woman said she had a dream about winning the lottery about six months before she actually won.

Harris opted to receive the cash option, a one-time payment of $390,000 (before taxes), according to lottery officials.

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Now, she plans to invest her winnings in addition to doing “some nice things for her family.”

Another $25,000 a year for life prize was set to expire on May 17 after going unclaimed in Massachusetts for a year, lottery officials said.

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The winning ticket for the Lucky for Life was purchased at J Convenience Store & Laundromat on North Main Street in Natick.

The “Lucky for Life” game requires players to match five numbers out of 48 to win $25,000 a year for life, according to the game’s website.

Those who also match one Lucky Ball, out of 18 numbers, win $7,000 a week for life — or $364,000 a year, before taxes. The odds of matching at least one ball is 1 in 7.8.

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