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Bronx Bartender Wins $7 Million Lottery Scratch-Off Prize


The Bronx Bartender Michael Moriarty is $7 million richer after buying a scratch-off ticket while out washing his laundry. Moriarty decided to try his luck on the $7,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket. The ticket contained the winning combination earning the 56-year-old a $ 7 million payday. 

 

“I dropped off my laundry down the street and decided to stop in to the gift shop and buy a Lottery ticket,” explained Moriarty. “I never played this ticket before so I was shocked when I realized I won the jackpot.” 

 

Moriarty purchased his ticket at the Woodlawn Gift Shop on Katonah Avenue in the Bronx. “I am a very punctual person and I had plans to meet my daughter. Scratching off the ticket made me two minutes late meeting her!” 

 

The $7 million top prize on the $7,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket is paid out as a one-time lump sum payment. Moriarty will receive $4,361,280 after required withholdings. 

 

“I honestly have no clue what I will do with the winnings. To start, I’ll take care of my family. I’ll have to think about what I’ll do after that.” 

 

Moriarty is the 27th New York Lottery player to win a prize of $1,000,000 or more in 2017.

 

 The New York Lottery contributed $1,303,190,659 in Lottery Aid To Education to school districts throughout the five Boroughs during fiscal year 2016-2017. 

 

Join the New York Lottery’s 50th Anniversary! 

The New York Lottery turns 50 this year! Help us celebrate North America’s most profitable Lottery: 

  • Join us at Albany’s Empire State Plaza on the Lottery’s 50th Birthday on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. for a special celebration, including live midday Numbers and Win 4 drawings with Yolanda Vega, giveaways, promotions and much more! 
  • More celebrations will take place at the Great New York State Fair in August. 
  • Beginning June 1, 2017: All eligible draw game and scratch-off tickets can be entered into the 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes through the New York Lottery Players Club or on the Players Club mobile app (iTunes / Google). 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more details as events get closer. 

 

About the New York Lottery 

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.27 billion in fiscal year 2016-2017 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 14 percent of total state education aid to local school districts. 

 

New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.