New York Man Wins $3 Million Lotto Jackpot After Buying Tickets Because He Liked the Color

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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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