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Vestal Woman Wins Jackpot From Scratch-off Ticket

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Friday the 13th proved to be a lucky day for Vestal's latest scratch-off winning millionaire.

Maureen Yacynych says she bought the scratch off ticket at the Quickway on Vestal Road, hoping to win a new car to surprise her husband for Valentine's Day. When the scratch off revealed the $10,000 a week for life prize,
Yacynych said she couldn't believe her eyes.

Maureen Yacynych says, "Well it's hard to settle in. I think it took a few hours. We kept saying 'could it really be true'? As time went on we were a little bit more like 'Wow, I think it really is true'."

Yacynych has opted to received one lump sum of $5.4 million and says it's nice to know that her children's futures are secure. She also adds that a replacement for her husband's 17 year old car will be her first purchase with the winnings.