Massachusetts “Feeding Hillbillies” Claim $10 Million Prize

June 7, 2013 -“They should call us the Feeding Hillbillies, just like the Beverly Hillbillies,” said Craig Dore, Sr. after claiming his $10 million prize Wednesday.

The 60-year-old resident of Feeding Hills, Mass. is the first winner of the grand prize in the Massachusetts Lottery’s newest game, $10,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular, which launched in April this year.

The $20 scratch-off ticket had five grand prizes – now four after Dore’s win – and the overall odds of winning any of the prizes offered from $20 on up is about 1 in 3.

Dore told the Lottery that he is a self-employed contractor, and after paying off his mortgage and the car payments for himself and his wife, Christina, he’ll invest the remainder of his $6.5 million lump-sum payment, and maybe retire early.

After taxes are taken out of his lump sum, Dore can probably expect a check for $4.5 million.

He told The Republican, a Massachusetts newspaper, that he was still in shock over the big win.

“It’s not even sinking in yet. ¬†You always think, ‘What if I win,’ but you never expect it to happen,” he said.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013