Went for bags of ice, returned home with a million

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By admin September 2, 2017 12:21

Went for bags of ice, returned home with a million

Making second-trip to the store for bags of ice proves out to be fortunate for a New York resident. A New York lottery player had to revisit the store for bags of ice when he decided to purchase a lottery ticket. That sudden decision out of the blue made him a million richer.

Neil Briggs, 43-year-old, a resident of Waverly, was felicitated by New York Lottery with a ceremonial $1 million cheque at The Great New York State Fair. Neil said that he had finished running his errands for the day when he realized that he had forgotten to pick two bags of ice.

He said, “I ran all my errands earlier that day, but I forgot to buy two bags of ice.” He then quickly went to the store to grab the two bags of ice. It was then when he decided to purchase a lottery ticket. Neil also said that it was a bit difficult because he rarely buys New York Lottery scratch-off tickets.  Moreover, Neil had two 20s, a 5 and three singles with him. He went with the $5 ticket as he couldn’t justify paying $20 for a Lottery ticket as dollar tickets really don’t pay much.

However, Neil was not sure of how much he had won with the $1 million scratch-off ticket. He only knew that it was a ‘jackpot’. “I scratched the ticket and didn’t really know what the word jackpot meant,” Neil added. He took the ticket to the store. The guy behind the counter told him about his million dollars winning after scanning the ticket. Until then, Neil had no idea of how much actually he has won.

Neil chose the one-time lump sum option rather than the annual annuity. He took home a total $536,058 after required withholdings.

For more information on instant games, lottery draws, winning prize and winners, visit the official New York State Lottery website. There you can find all information related to the lottery games.

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