Ossining Man Wins $7,000,000 Jackpot Prize on Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket
Meat wholesaler Leon Greenberg is $7,000,000 richer thanks to a Lottery scratch-off ticket purchased by his wife. Greenberg’s wife, Karin purchased a $7,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket with money the couple had left over from a recent trip to a casino and hit the jackpot.
“Karin and I came back from a trip to Foxwoods and had some money left over,” explained Leon. “She went down to the store to play our daily numbers and splurged on a $25 ticket. When she came home with the $7,000,000 winner it was unbelievable!”
The Greenberg’s ticket contained matching 21s with the $7,000,000 jackpot prize as the payout. “I immediately signed the back of the ticket,” said Leon.
The $7,000,000 top prize on the $7,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket as paid as a one-time lump sum payment. He will receive a net check totaling $4,632,600 after required withholdings.
The 69-year-old Greenberg said the money won’t change him, but it will make life a lot easier. “I plan to continue working, but a few less hours a week from here on out.”
As for his plans for how he’ll spend his fortune, Greenberg said he’ll spread the wealth. “We have five children and eight grandchildren that we’ll help out. I plan to do a lot more golfing and Karin and I will plan a trip to Vegas.”
Greenberg is the 92nd New York Lottery to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.
The New York Lottery contributed $103,692,197 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Westchester County during fiscal year 2015-2016.
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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.