East Wareham Woman WIns $1 Million Powerball Prize

Husband bought ticket while at store to pick up eggs...
Ilona McCahill of East Wareham shows off her $1 million check alongside her husband, James McCahill (Mass. Lottery photo)

From the Mass. State Lottery:

East Wareham woman wins $1 million Powerball prize

October 19, 2018 – Ilona McCahill of East Wareham is the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize after the first five numbers on her Quic Pic ticket matched those drawn in the multi-state game’s Wednesday, October 17 drawing, which featured a $345 million jackpot.

McCahill, who was joined by her husband James at Lottery headquarters to claim her prize, received a one-time payment of $1,000,000 (less tax withholdings). At the grocery store to buy eggs, James purchased Ilona’s winning ticket at Stop & Shop, 2991 Cranberry Highway in East Wareham. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Ilona stated that she plans on using some of her winnings to assist her family, while also donating a portion to charity.

Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.


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