A fortunate Massachusetts resident, Amanda Goffermann of Saugus, is celebrating a life-changing win of $25,000 a year for life from the multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game.
Securing her victory during the Dec. 15th drawing, Goffermann matched the first five numbers on her ticket, purchased for $2 at Lowell Street Market in Peabody. Playing random numbers for about two years, she opted for a cash payment of $390,000 (pre-taxes) instead of the yearly installment.
Choosing between the annual sum and a lump sum often depends on factors like age, with Goffermann expressing her intention to use the windfall for real estate and travel. Lucky for Life drawings occur nightly, offering players the chance to win various prizes, with tickets priced at $2 each.
Goffermann’s win adds excitement to the lottery scene, where the odds of securing the grand prize of $1,000 a day stand at 1 in 30,821,472, while the odds of claiming the second prize of $25,000 a year for life are 1 in 1,813,028.
For those feeling lucky, tickets can be bought at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and even online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier available in select U.S. states and territories. The Jackpocket app simplifies the process, allowing users to pick numbers, place orders, view tickets, and collect winnings conveniently from their phones or computers.