Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August


BRAINTREE, MA – Jonathan Vega of Lawrence is the third $2.5 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game.

Vega chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $1,625,000 (before tax withholdings).  He plans on putting his winnings into savings.

His winning ticket was purchased at Route 110 Convenience, 196 East St. in Methuen.  The store will receive a $25,000 bonus for its sale.  Since 2007, Route 110 Convenience has also sold five $1 million prize-winning instant tickets and two $100,000 Mass Cash prize winners.

While all three $2.5 million prizes have been claimed in the “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” $10 instant game, one $1 million prize is still available.


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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