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Fairhaven man hits $10 million Megabucks Doubler winner

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Fate played a role in one man hitting the lottery: after pulling into a gas station to fill up he noticed they were closed so he went down the road to the 7-Eleven on Huttleston Avenue. It’s a good thing because if that first location was open for business he wouldn’t be a millionaire ten times over.

Fairhaven’s Stephen Pereira won exactly $10.04 million dollars – their highest jackpot in almost 4 years – with a winning Megabucks Doubler Quick Pic ticket. The 7-Eleven will receive a $25,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Pereira chose to forego the annual payments and take the one-time cash option which is $8,424,485. Even after taking out what Uncle Sam wants, he’ll still be sitting on approximately $6.5 million.

Originally from Fall River, Pereira said the first thing he will do with his winnings is take care of his adults and pay off his mortgage.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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