"Trust Your Gut!"

Published by Chris Wangler - March 3, 2020.

That’s what Waltham landscape designer Aleksandr Pilyavskiy said after he won a million dollars on a Mass State Lottery ticket.

He bought the winning $1,000,000 Bonus Play instant game ticket on Monday at Lakeview Convenience on Lake Street.

Aleksandr told lottery officials in Dorchester that he had a gut feeling about the new game ticket. He was “happily shocked” when he scratched and won.

There’s only two winning $1,000,000 Bonus Play tickets total.

Aleksandr elected to take the one-time payment, meaning his net payout was roughly $460,000.

He didn’t say what he plans to spend the money on.


Photo: Mass State Lottery