Skip to content

Lottery win 'phenomenal' for 81-year-old Cambridge man

He also joked that he 'went home to tell my wife and I still don't think she believes me'
Maxwell Clarke won $100,000 on Instant Crossword Tripler.

Maxwell Clarke of Cambridge is celebrating after winning a $100,000 top prize with Instant Crossword Tripler.

Maxwell, a father of three and grandfather of eight, said he’s a weekly lottery player who enjoys playing Instant Crosswords, Lotto Max, and Lotto 6/49.

The 81-year-old said he was shocked to discover he won $100,000 after scanning his ticket at the store. “I thought it couldn’t be right, so I went to the clerk and sure enough the whole machine shut down. I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I went home to tell my wife and I still don’t think she believes me,” he laughed.

Maxwell said he hasn’t decided what his plans are yet. “I need to think about it still – this feels phenomenal,” he concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hasty Market on Saginaw Parkway in Cambridge.