Detour leads Massachusetts man, Peter Levesque, to a $10 million lottery win

PHOTO: Peter Levesque won a $10 million dollar prize in the Massachusetts state lottery.PlayMasslottery.com
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A minor detour led to major winnings for one Massachusetts man.

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Peter Levesque was driving back to his Taunton home from lunch when he came across road closures and was forced to take a different route, through the nearby town of Raynham, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Along the way, Levesque stopped at a Stop N Go Express gas station and decided to purchase a $10,000,000 Big Money scratch ticket, the lottery said Tuesday.

PHOTO: Peter Levesque won a $10 million dollar prize in the Massachusetts state lottery. Masslottery.com
Peter Levesque won a $10 million dollar prize in the Massachusetts state lottery.

The ticket ended up being a $10 million winner.

Levesque hopes to use his winnings to either build or buy a new home, according to the lottery.

He could not be reached for comment.

The lucky winner chose to receive his prize with a one-time payment of $6,500,000, before taxes, according to the lottery.

The gas station will receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.