Binghamton Man Wins $1M Jackpot on Lottery Scratch-off Ticket
Binghamton , Sep 09, 2019
Thirty-eight-year-old Fred Chester of Binghamton is Broome County’s newest Lottery millionaire. Chester won his $1,000,000 jackpot prize on a The Price is Right scratch-off ticket.
“I couldn’t believe I won,” said Chester. “It feels like a breath of fresh air!”
Chester purchased his winning ticket at the Quick N Easy on Conklin Road in Conklin. He opted to receive his $1,000,000 prize as a one-time lump sum payment totaling $524,004 after required withholdings.
“I plan to pay off my mortgage, buy a more reliable vehicle and just make sure I’m secure for the rest of my life,” he said.
As of this writing there is one outstanding top prize available on the The Price is Right 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.
Chester is the 79th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.
The New York Lottery contributed $40,800,060 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Broome County during fiscal year 2018-2019.
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