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Manhattan Man Wins Lottery Prize of a Lifetime

Jaime Delgado
$1 Million
Manhattan , Jan 09, 2019

Sixty-year-old Jaime Delgado of Manhattan’s newest Lottery millionaire.  Delgado won the Lottery prize of a lifetime, when he scratched off three ‘LIFE’ symbols on a Win $1,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket earning him a guaranteed $1,000,000. 

“I was grocery shopping when I bought my ticket,” explained Delgado.  “I scratched it the next day and was very happy to win.”

Delgado purchased his winning ticket at the Fifth Avenue Deli on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.  He opted to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment.  He will receive a net check totaling $492,972 after required withholdings.

“I plan to buy a new car and save the rest of the winnings for the future,” he said.

As of this writing there are two outstanding top prizes available on the Win $1,000 a Week for Life ticket.  Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by clicking the Instant Games Reports link at nylottery.ny.gov.

The New York Lottery contributed $1,337,283,719 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts throughout the five boroughs of New York City during fiscal year 2017-2018.

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The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-2018 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 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.

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