Cape Cod Shellfisher Hits $10 Million Jackpot on Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

A fisherman and champion oyster shucker from Wellfleet, Massachusetts can now add millionaire to his list of accomplishments.

A Massachusetts shellfisher has won $10 million, thanks to a scratch-off lottery ticket.

William Young, Jr., of Wellfleet, lucked out when he purchased one of the state lottery's Mega Fortune tickets at a local gas station, it was announced Friday.

Young is a self-employed shellfisher who, according to the Cape Cod Times "is known for winning oyster shucking competitions."

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Now, he can add millionaire to his list of achievements.

The Massachusetts State Lottery said in a Dec. 4 statement that Young selected the cash option and received a one-time payment of $6,500,000 before taxes.

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He said he use his winnings to help his family and will invest some of the monies. 

The State Lottery statement noted that three $10 million prizes and ten $1 million prizes remain in the “$10,000,000 Mega Fortune” $20 instant game.

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