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Mother and Son from Queens Split $1,000,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Vidyawaite Singh & Tovinder Singh
$1 Million
Queens , Jan 08, 2019

Sixty-three-year-old Vidyawatie Singh and her thirty-two-year old son Tovinder Singh have claimed a $1,000,000 jackpot prize on a Bonus 7 scratch-off ticket.  The Queens residents routinely combine their money on a weekly basis to purchase Lottery tickets. 

“I took a break from work and went to the lobby to buy our tickets,” explained Mrs. Singh.  “In the elevator a fellow passenger told me I was wasting my money.”

Singh scratched the winning ticket at her desk.  “I jumped up and made copies of the ticket and tried to keep my composure the rest of the day.”

The Singhs opted to split their one-time lump sum payment and will each receive a net check totaling $227,894 after required withholdings.

“We plan to use the money to take a family cruise to Alaska,” explained Mr. Singh.

The winning ticket was purchased at the J Newsstand on Barclay Street in New York.

As of this writing there is one outstanding top prize available on the Bonus 7 ticket.  Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by clicking the Instant Games Reports link at

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