Photo of lottery winner Thomas Minarik

Thomas Minarik of Oxford has a Sunday routine that includes grocery shopping, followed by the purchase of two Massachusetts State Lottery “Monopoly Jackpot” instant tickets. A recent Sunday was anything but routine, as Minarik became the latest $4 million prize winner in the “Monopoly Jackpot” game.

Minarik chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $2,600,000 (before taxes). As a result of his good fortune, he is contemplating retirement. He also plans on using a portion of his winnings to assist his niece and nephew with their student loans.

Minarik purchased his winning ticket at Southside Convenience, 182 Main St. in Oxford. The store will receive a $40,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

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