NY couple buys $7M lottery ticket with leftover money after losing at casino

NY couple buys $7M lottery ticket with leftover money after losing at casino

OSSINING, N.Y. — Meat wholesaler Leon Greenberg and his spouse are $7 million richer because of a successful New York State Lottery scratch-off ticket.

Karin Greenberg bought a $7,00zero,00zero Cash Blowout ticket with money the couple had left over from a up to date travel to a casino and hit the jackpot.

“Karin and I came back from a trip to Foxwoods and had some money left over,” mentioned 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 Greenbergs’ ticket contained matching 21s with the $7 million jackpot prize because the payout. “I immediately signed the back of the ticket,” mentioned Leon.

Greenburgh selected to obtain a one-time lump sum cost which, after taxes, will web him $four,632,600 after required withholdings.

The successful ticket used to be acquire at the BP gasoline station at 155 S. Highland Ave. in Ossining, New York.

Yolanda Vega, who introduced the couple a ceremonial take a look at on Friday at the gasoline station, requested Karen what she concept after she received the ticket.

“I thanked God,” she mentioned. “I can take care of my kids and grandkids forever.”

She went house to offer her husband the successful ticket. He mentioned he by no means performed earlier than so he did not know what he used to be taking a look at.

“My first thought was, this is a mistake,” he mentioned. “You just don’t win $7 million.”

The 69-year-old Greenberg mentioned the money may not exchange him, however it is going to make existence so much more uncomplicated. “I plan to continue working, but a few less hours a week from here on out.”

As for his plans for the way he’s going to spend his fortune, Greenberg mentioned he’s going to unfold 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.”

As an proprietor of a small trade, he mentioned he by no means had time to take a holiday. The remaining one he took used to be freshman 12 months of highschool. That will exchange after this, he mentioned, however he nonetheless has no plans to retire.

The couple additionally plans to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project and attach up their house.

Greenberg is the 92nd New York Lottery to assert a prize totaling 1,000,000 or extra this 12 months.

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Updated: December 9, 2017 — 8:26 am

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