Photo courtesy of Mass Lottery Winners website
A Braintree man has claimed a $4 million grand prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery, and will collect a $2.6 million lump sum.
According to an announcement on the Massachusetts Lottery winners page, Paul V. Caruso won the state’s “50X The Cash” instant game.
Announced on April 19, Caruso chose to take the cash option on the prize, and after state and federal tax deductions, will take home $2.6 million.
The win is a drastic change of events for Caruso, who recently lost his five-week-old son to a rare genetic skin disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Caruso will subsequently provide funding to Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids (PUCK) a non-profit organization that funds and advocates for finding a cure for the disorder.
Caruso also plans to use the winnings to pay bills and make some investments.
According to the release, Caruso purchased the $10 ticket at Marylou’s News, located on Cleveland Ave in Braintree. The store will receive a $50,000 commission on the sale.