New York Man Wins $3 Million Lotto Jackpot After Buying Tickets Because He Liked the Color
"I'm gonna take a vacation," Christopher Kimbrough said.
A New York man is $3 million richer after buying a lottery ticket because he liked the color.
Christopher Kimbrough, of Syracuse, stopped at a convenience store to buy cigarettes when he noticed the "$3 Million Mayhem" scratch-offs and bought two, he told New York Lottery officials.
One was worth $20, but the second was the real jackpot — literally.
"I started to see letters and I was like, 'That store sold me a dud!'" he said of the string of letters that spelled out "jackpot."
Kimbrough has opted to take the one-time payment, so he's heading home with just under $1.6 million after taxes and fees.
"I'm gonna take a vacation," he announced.
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