Giant scratch card win in Ticonderoga!
NEW YORK, NY – A man from Ticonderoga, New York state has collected an astounding $5million scratch card prize.
Michael Vice purchased his winning $10 “Set for Life” ticket along with a cup of coffee on the 22nd of February. The 46 year-old self-employed contractor scratched the ticket on the ride home with his girlfriend. He said he had to get her to pull over after he revealed the $5million win.
Mr. Vice said that he rarely buys such high priced tickets but felt like treating himself on this lucky day!
When asked about his plans for his winnings, Michael Vice said, “It feels pretty good. I guess I’m going to pay my bills, get everything in the black and get a new truck. I think I’d like to take the family someplace warm.”
The Set For Life ticket will pay Vice 20 annual instalments of $260,000 before taxes. He will get $171,670 in his bank account after taxes, to reach the guaranteed $5 million mark.
He will get another $171,670 a year for the rest of his life.
Vice said, that based on his family history, that could be for a very long time!
Published: March 10, 2010