A Middletown man is $650,000 richer after purchasing a lottery ticket in Fall River.

According to Massachusetts State Lottery, Robert Lawrence Jr. of Middletown purchased a “200x” $30 instant game ticket at Sunny Hill Mini Mart in Fall River in June and soon after he discovered he had hit the $1 Million prize.

Lawrence is the eighth $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s new game.

Lawrence chose the cash option on this prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).

The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.

There are four $15 million prizes and sixty-nine $1 million instant prizes remaining in the “200X” game, which went on sale Tuesday, April 25.

Ryan M. Belmore

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