Two lucky players from New York, USA, have collected their massive lottery wins. One has his dog to thank for him becoming a lottery millionaire, while the other felt lucky and he most certainly was.
Dale Farrand from Fort Edward went to his local Cumberland Farms convenience store to buy some Slim Jims for his dog ‘Boots.’ While there he decided to purchase a Cash Spectacular scratchcard and it landed the $10m top prize. A New Zealand man bought a $9.33m winning New Zealand Powerball ticket while waiting for his fish and chips to be cooked.
“I scratched it in the car and started shaking when I realized I won,” Farrand said. Canadian Leonard Peters was shocked and disbelieving of his $6.1m Lotto 6/49 win. The 73-year-old then drove straight home and asked his wife to check the ticket for him. Thankfully, the Cash Spectacular scratchcard was a $10m winner. He’s decided to accept his Cash Spectacular scratchcard win as a one-off payment of $6.7m after required withholdings.
Dale says he wants to use his Cash Spectacular scratchcard winnings to pay off his mortgage. That’s just what Canadian couple Connie and Kevin Mulatz did after scooping a $1m Canadian Lotto Max prize.
Other plans include making home improvements and help his children and grandchildren. In England, £1m National Lottery Monopoly Classic scratchcard winners Darren and Kate Donaghy are using their winnings to help their two autistic children.
It’s the latest big win in New York after Ramiro Chagolla Arreaga won $3m playing the $3,000,000 Mayhem scratchcard game. Also celebrating was Richard Loveless who won a $42.5m New York Lotto jackpot two years ago.
The other big winner collecting their cheque was Ilyas Abramov. He won a runners-up prize in the July 12 $1,000,000 CASH4LIFE draw after matching the first five numbers to win $1m. “I was visiting my father and felt lucky that day, so I stopped into the convenience store and bought a ticket,” explained Abramov. “I just used random numbers that came to mind at the time.”
The winning $1,000,000 CASH4FLIFE numbers were: 01-20-28-48-56 Cash Ball 04. The 33-year-old has also decided to accept his winnings as a one-off lump sum payment and receives a net cheque for $633,040 after required withholdings. He plans to use his winnings to “take care of my family” His winning $1,000,000 CASH4LIFE ticket was purchased from the Mian Convenience and Deli on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.
Get ready for your windfall and purchase your tickets online at Lottery24.com.