By John Anderson, 9/16/21
A Wellsville woman has won the top prize of $10 million in the scratch off game, $10 million Deluxe. The scratch-off ticket costs $30 to play.
The win was confirmed by several employees at the Wellsville Marathon gas station and convenience store at 215 North Main in Wellsville, next to Jones Memorial Hospital.
The $10 million is believed to be a scratch-off record for Wellsville according to village officials.
At 7:06 a.m. today, the New York State Lottery confirmed one of the five top $10 million prizes was sold.
The Wellsville Sun knows the woman who won, but is withholding her name until she makes a decision to come forward. However, she did buy just under $100 of tickets two days after the win at the same gas station.
The station had just one ticket left on Sunday, but more have arrived.
How much money does the woman stand to win? On August 12, David Jablonski of West Seneca won $10,000,000 on the Black Titanium scratch-off ticket.
Lottery officials said “Jablonski chose to receive his prize in one lump sum payment totaling $6,510,000 after required withholdings.” Jablonski won at Tops Markets in Orchard Park.
The state has not posted the winner yet and the Wellsville Sun is working with the media relations department on the confirmation and announcement.
Do you believe in good karma and internet meme’s? In 2017, the $10 million Wellsville winner shared a post that showed a bunch of scattered $100 bills and said “Money is coming your way! – Type Amen – Like & Share.”
While 5.5 million people viewed the post, our local lottery winner only shared it (No word if that cost her an additional $20 million as she only did one-third of what the internet meme asked).
According to the state, the New York Lottery added $3.38 billion to the state for education during the 2019-2020 budget year.