Andrew Noble from Oceanside in Nassau County has been finding New York Lottery scratch of tickets in his birthday cards for the last eighteen years of his life. The thirty-six-year-old got an especially large birthday surprise this year when one of the tickets turned out to be worth $1 million.
The elated birthday boy couldn't believe the gift from his mother's had turned out to be so generous so he dashed down to the Rip's Cards & Things store.
"I didn't believe it was for real until the lottery terminal began its trumpeting fanfare," Noble admitted.
Noble chose the annuity option and will receive his prize in 20 annual payments of $33,090, after taxes.