Scratch ticket given as birthday gift turns out to be $1 million winner

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An Ipswich man is now a million dollar winner from a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket he received as a birthday present. 

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery Website, Gjergji Prifti is the second person to win the $1 million prize while playing the “$1,000,000 Double Jackpot” instant game. The ticket features a chance to win on both the front and the back. Prifti’s prize was revealed on the back of his ticket.

Prifti’s winning ticket was purchased at Richdale, 44 Market St. in Ipswich and chose the cash option prize of $650,000 that has fewer tax withholdings. 

The store will get a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. 

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