Massachusetts man wins his second $1 million lottery jackpot


A Massachusetts man collected a $1 million lottery jackpot about 21 years after he won the same amount from a different game.

The Massachusetts State Lottery said Michael Rocca of Pittsfield scored a $1 million jackpot from the $4,000,000 Instant Jackpot instant ticket game after buying his ticket from Kirk’s Variety and Hobby Store in Pittsfield.

Rocca chose the lump sum option for his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000.

Lottery officials said Rocca previously won a $1 million jackpot from the $1,000,000 Draw instant ticket game in May 2000. He chose to take the full prize amount in annual installments, receiving his final payment in May 2020 — one year before winning his second jackpot.