Carpenter hits $12.5m NY Lottery jackpot

POUGHQUAG, N.Y. – A man with fifteen grandchildren from Holmes, NY has won a $12.5million New York Lottery jackpot

Michael Clowry, aged 66, won his huge prize from the draw made on June 5. He bought his winning ticket on May 30th on the way home from watching his granddaughter playing soccer.

Clowry, a carpentry teacher at a school in Westchester County, said he plans to keep his job. He said “I’m a carpentry teacher, so I’m in a shop. If I was home I’d be doing the same thing so I might as well keep working.”

He does have some plans for the money, including paying for his grandchildren s’ college fees and taking his family on a cruise. He also wants to put his carpentry skills to good use by fixing up his house, and even perhaps purchasing another in Cape Cod.

Mr.Clowry opted for the lump sum payment of the jackpot which sees his money reduced from over $12million to just $4.4million.

Published: June 17, 2010

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