A retired New York elementary school principal is a millionaire, three times over. Harold Diamond of Sullivan County was the sole winner of the $326 Mega Millions jackpot and he can thank his wife for winning.
I've seen the billboards for the NY Lottery and their Monopoly scratch-off game. Seeing this billboard about 'advancing to the Catskills,' got me thinking about what streets in Utica would be our Boardwalk and Park Place.
A new series of commercials from the New York Lottery features the song 'Thank You For Being a Friend.' The theme of the commercials is 'thank you' from New York schoolchildren as schools receive NY Lottery profit.
If you scratched off a winning lottery ticket worth $5 million dollars what would you do? See a lawyer? An investment counselor? A tax adviser? Sure, but how long would you wait to cash it in? The New York State Lottery has announced that a Camillus man, Andy Ashkar, scratched off a $5 million dollar winner in 2006 and waited 6 years to cash in. Why the hold up you may ask?
Everyone gives and receives scratch-off lottery tickets as stocking-stuffers for the holidays. What do they pay off? A buck, maybe five? Not for one Richfield Springs couple who scratched their way to a million on a gift ticket. Newsradio 950 WIBX has the story:
Adrienne Gray, 25, and her fiance, 24-year-old D...