Man Wins $3M From Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

Published 05/22 2014 11:48AM

Updated 05/22 2014 11:55AM

KEESEVILLE, N.Y. - A New York man won $3 million from the Lucky $100 Million Payout scratch-off lottery game.

A press release says Douglas Smith, 53, of Wilmington, N.Y., bought the ticket from McLean's Family Restaurant on Route 9 in Keeseville. 

“I went to the check-out counter and decided to buy two of the same tickets just on impulse,” Smith said. 

Smith scratched both of the scratch-off tickets on the spot and saw a match. Smith said he took the ticket to another lottery retailer to confirm his winnings. The clerk scanned it and said he was a big winner.

A press release says Smith's winnings marks the fifth time a lottery player from Essex County, New York won the jackpot prize of $1 million or more. 

Smith opted to receive his jackpot prize in one lump sum payment totaling $2,270,000 (net $1,502,286). His plans for the money include saving for the future.

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