Monday, October 20, 2014

New Yorker is Set for Life after Gas Station Win

A New York Lottery player from New Windsor stopped at a Citgo gas station last month and pumped up his bank balance by $5 million when he decided to purchase a "Set for Life" scratch-off ticket while he was there.

In a recent news release the New York Lottery said 59-year-old Gary Gawricki's visit to the station on September 20, 2014, resulted in a winning streak that culminated in the big win.

Gawricki purchased a few scratchers, won $100, and used the money to purchase more tickets, including the Set for Life ticket that lived up to its name for the lucky Polo Ralph Lauren manager.

Gawricki will receive a payout of $123,500 per year. He intends to pay off his debts and save for his retirement, but he hasn't forgotten his daughter. He and his wife, Theresa, have decided to make her a gift of $13,000 a year.