A Wilmington man has captured the top prize of the Massachusetts Lottery’s $200,000 a Year For Life game. The lucky winner, who used to be a top wrestler and football player at Wilmington High School, is Alexander Furlong.
The lucky man later chose to receive the full $200,000 (less taxes) per year for the next 20 years in lieu of a single lump sum payment. He says he will give part of his winnings to charity and invest the rest. The Speedway on Main Street in Wilmington earned a $40,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Interestingly, he is just the second winner of the games top prize. That leaves three more $200,000 a year for life prizes and ten $1 million prizes still in play.