Boston man to buy house after winning big lottery prize

BOSTON — A Boston man says he plans to buy a house after he recently won a big lottery prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game.

Samuel Uzuegbu, of the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood, chose the cash option on his $25,000-a-year-for-life prize and received a one-time payment of $390,000, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.

The first five numbers on Uzuegbu’s Quic Pic ticket matched those selected in the drawing that took place Monday.

He purchased his winning ticket at Neighborhood Convenience Store in Hyde Park. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Lucky for Life drawings are conducted seven nights a week.

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