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Ballston, NY - Teen Who Needed Air In Tires, Bought Lottery Ticket Wins $1M

Published on: June 30, 2017 03:30 PM
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Ballston, NY - A New York man who stopped at a convenience store to put air in his tires and ended up buying a lottery ticket has won a $1 million jackpot.


State lottery officials on Friday introduced 19-year-old Anthony Iavarone as the winner of the jackpot on a $1 million Cashword scratch-off ticket.

Iavarone, of Clifton Park, says he recently stopped at a Stewart’s Shops store in the Saratoga County town of Ballston to put air in his tires. While there, he decided to buy a lottery ticket.

Iavarone says he chose the $10 Cashword scratch-off because it’s the one his aunt always plays. He says he at first didn’t believe he won the jackpot, so he had his father double-check.

Iavarone will receive a one-time lump sum of $661,800 after taxes.

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 Jul 01, 2017 at 06:34 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Good for her. Stories like this make me smile.


 Jul 01, 2017 at 10:38 PM Good for HIM Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Good for her. Stories like this make me smile.

Good for him, the winner was Anthony, a he.


 Jul 02, 2017 at 09:25 AM blubluh Says:

Nice! Now he can afford to buy a new tire instead of having to keep inflating that old one. :-)


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