- Michael Schimdt, a 15-year employee of Candlelight Cabinetry, Lockport, NY, won $1 million in a New York State "Win a Million" instant lottery Nov. 9. Schmidt, 41, says he will continue working at Candlelight Cabinetry, and use the money toward retirement, and to buy a vintage Chevy Chevelle.
Schmidt purchased two Win a Million tickets for $10 and began scratching them in the store. âThe first one I scratched was the winner,â he told lottery officials. âI had to go outside and walk around the parking lot a couple of times because I thought I was seeing things. Then, I went back inside to have someone else look at the ticket. I knew it was real when the people at the counter started screaming for me.â
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