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Rochester, N.Y. – A Rochester woman is New York’s newest millionaire.
The New York State Lottery presented a $1 million check to Karen Burns.
She won on a New York Million scratch-off. The winning ticket was purchased at the Lyell Avenue Wegmans, and a check presentation ceremony was held Friday at the store.
Burns will receive her price in 20 annual installments of $33,590 annually after taxes.
“It still doesn’t feel real,” she said in a statement. “I plan to use the money to pay off debt and help out my children.”
Burns is the 87th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1 million or more this year.
A version of this story originally appeared here.
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