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Massachusetts newlyweds take home $15M lottery prize

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Tharadjyne Orisma
Newlyweds Stacy and David Foster hold their $15 million lottery jackpot ticket. Massechusetts State Lottery/Screenshot
Newlyweds Stacy and David Foster hold their $15 million lottery jackpot ticket. Massechusetts State Lottery/Screenshot

CAPE COD, Mass., June 29 (UPI) -- David and Stacy Foster received a wedding gift they aren't likely to return.

The Massachusetts couple purchased a $30 scratch-off from the state's new Supreme Million lottery game and became instant millionaires less than two months after tying the knot.

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At first, the Fosters, who wed May 1, were looking to purchase tickets from another register.

However, the clerk told them the register was closed and that they had to purchase tickets from one that was open.

They took home three lottery tickets and Stacy played the one that revealed the jackpot.

"Of course I gave her the one that was the winner," David joked when speaking with the Boston Herald.

Stacy explained how they both ran to their neighbors to seek conformation on the winning scratch-off. The response confirmed what they had already suspected.

David and Stacy were rich.

"It's hard to comprehend," Stacy Foster told the newspaper. "Like for me I still can't comprehend this."

Out of the 30 million tickets that were printed, only four contained the grand prize, a one in 7.5 million chance.

Agency spokeswoman Lisa McDonald told the New York Daily News the couple was the first to hit the jackpot.

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"What a terrific way to start off," she said in reference to their marriage.

She also mentioned that there were six $1 million prizes.

The couple will receive about $6.8 million after taxes in a one-time payment. With their new found fortune, they plan on buying a new house, a truck and paying off student loans.

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