Million-dollar winner hasn’t been identified

Photo by Ginny Kropf: The E-Z Shop in Lyndonville has sold two large winning lottery tickets in the last three months, the first being a $65,000 Take 5 ticket in January, followed by a $1 million scratch-off last month.

Posted 2 May 2018 at 10:59 am

E-Z Shop in Lyndonville sold the ticket last month

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent

LYNDONVILLE – John and Barb Champlin thought it was pretty exciting when a $65,000 Take 5 ticket was sold in January at their convenience store, the E-Z Shop in Lyndonville.

But that didn’t compare with their excitement to learn a $1 million scratch-off had been sold there in April.

“We’ve owned Champs in Ridgeway for 20 years and the E-Z Shop for 17, and never have we had a really big winner,” Barb Champlin said. “Now we’ve had two in three months. It is quite exciting.”

The Take 5 ticket in January was won by Ron Coon of the Lyndonville/Barker area, according to Champlin.

The $1 million winner has yet to be identified. The chances of winning the $1 million prize are 1 in 2,039,400, according to NY Lottery. The winning scratch-off ticket cost $10 in the Winner Cashword.

Champlin said the lucky tickets have upped sales of lottery tickets at the E-Z Shop by 10 to 15 percent.

She also said the store receives a percentage of wins on Power Ball and Mega drawings, but not on lottery tickets.

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