Boy, the ever-watchful eyes of the Lottery Gods were looking down favorably on the Berkshires yesterday. I'm not sure I even want to know the answer to this but what do you think the odds are that three different people in three different Berkshire cities would all hit the same scratch ticket for thousands of dollars? On the same day?

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Let me ask you: Have you purchased the new $50 "Billion Dollar Extravaganza" scratch ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery yet? I haven't...yet. It's not that I don't want to(well, at least once), but I have to face the facts.

If I was lucky enough to have $50 in the first place, I'd probably put it towards gas or treat my soulmate Tonya to a nice dinner somewhere. Perhaps Mario's over in New Lebanon, Mezze Bistro in Williamstown, or Jae's 7 Winter in Pittsfield.

But according to the Mass State Lottery's website, there were 3 winning "Billion Dollar Extravaganza" tickets claimed yesterday in Berkshire County. One each claimed in Adams, North Adams, and Pittsfield. How's that for luck?

The Mass Lottery reports that one of two $10,000 winners was purchased at a Cumberland Farms location in North Adams while the second was claimed at the Mobile station in Adams!

Meanwhile, many people's favorite convenience store in Pittsfield, Palmer's Variety (seriously, what's the definition of convenience? Doesn't Palmer's have everything?) was the lucky spot that sold a $20,000 "Billion Dollar Extravaganza" ticket!

So far, 2023 has been a good year for lottery winners in the Commonwealth. In January alone, two of the largest lottery prizes were for the Mega Millions at $31 million dollars each. Were you or anyone you know one of those big winners? Congratulations if that's the case!

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