EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 24, 2013

Local lottery winners cash in

Local residents cash in at N.H. Motor Speedway

Staff Reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Two out-of-state women were the biggest winners in the Set for Life N.H. Lottery drawing Sunday, claiming a $500,000 prize.

But three local residents fared pretty well themselves, including a Methuen woman who won $10 million in the Massachusetts lottery last year.

The drawing was held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

James Giarrusso chose one of five large envelopes for his grandmother, Helen Giarrusso, 79, of Methuen.

Last year, she won $10 million in Massachusetts’ Diamond Millionaire game. On Sunday, she added $75,000 to her lottery winnings.

Derry resident Roland Tremblay won $100,000. Lucky rock in hand, Tremblay drew the second biggest prize of the afternoon.

Last week, the potato chip distributor, said he is out of work on disability because of hip surgery.

Remi Gilbert of Windham took home $25,000.

The day’s big winners were Amy McCloskey of Philadelphia and Christina Staunton of Middleton, Del., who won $500,000.

The women were on a ski trip to Attitash Mountain in February when they bought a $20 Set for Life scratch ticket and won $25,000. That made them eligible for the drawing to pick the five finalists.

Anyone who won $1,000 or more on that game’s scratch ticket was entered into the drawing. At least 60 people were in that pool.

David Tamminen of Morganton, N.C., won $50,000 in the drawing Sunday, held just before the start of the Sylvania 300.