Follow Lottery.com on Facebook
Home Contact Help Privacy Policy
Lottery Home
Home Jackpots Results News Community Tools Register
News
TROY MAN IS A LOTTERY CASH KING AFTER WINNING THE LAST $1,000,000 PRIZE ON EPONYMOUS SCRATCH-OFF
August 7, 2016
Matthew Beidl of Troy said his winning experience began with a stop at the Speedway on Burden Ave. in Troy where used a $5 prize from a Lottery scratch-off game to purchase another $5 scratch-off ticket. What happened next said the Sysco employee, was anything but business as usual. 
 
“I scratched the ticket in my car and saw the number 18 matched up and underneath it said, ‘Jackpot.’ I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said the new Lottery millionaire. 
 
With the last top prize claimed, the Lottery retired the Cash King game immediately after Beidl presented his ticket earlier this month. The Lottery will continue to pay lower tier prizes on the game through June 1, 2017. 
 
Beidl said winning $1,000,000 before breakfast made it difficult to focus on anything else for the rest of the day. 
 
“I didn’t make it to work that day. I decided to go my mother’s house instead,” he said. “I needed someone else to look at the ticket because I just kept staring at it. I wasn’t sure if it was real or not.” 
 
The 32-year-old winner chose to receive his prize in 20 annual payments of $52,000 (net $34,414). He said his plans for the money can be summed up simply. “I’m going to save for the future,” he said. 
 
“I’m going to enjoy life knowing that I don’t have to worry about too much for the next 20 years.” 
 
Beidl’s big win comes just two weeks after retired warehouse receiver Dana Graffunder of Voorheesville took home a $5,000,000 top prize on the Set For Life scratch-off game. Graffunder opted to take the cash value of his annuity prize, netting him $2,761,104. 
 
The New York Lottery contributed more than $28,821,470 in Lottery Aid To Education to school districts throughout Rensselaer County during fiscal year 2015-2016. 
 
About the New York Lottery 
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.30 billion in fiscal year 2015-2016 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents 14 percent of total state education aid to local school districts. 
 
New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
 

Latest New York Lottery Results

Current New York Lottery Jackpots

©2017 New York State Gaming Commission.
Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the New York State Gaming Commission.

Top Stories
2 Extra Lucky Linn County Lottery Players Claim Their 2nd Big Lottery Prize
Two lucky lottery players from Linn County each cl... READ MORE
Kansas Lottery Giving Away 25,000 Powerball Tickets to Celebrate Powerball's 25th Anniversary
The Kansas Lottery is celebrating the 25th Anniver... READ MORE
KY Lottery Sales Began 28 Years Ago This Week
Twenty-eight years ago Tuesday (April 4, 1989), lo... READ MORE
Lottery Drawings Produce $7.3 Million in Winnings in March While Scratch-Off Winners Claim $15.4 M
Taking a trip to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage... READ MORE
10x Cash Scratch-offs Deliver Three $10,000 Prizes
Three lucky players found $10,000 top-prize winnin... READ MORE
Related Stories
Poughkeepsie Couple’s Historic $10 Million Jackpot
The New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega lead a celebra... READ MORE
$8,000,000 in Lottery Scratch-Off Prizes Awarded to two Long Island Residents
The New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega presented over... READ MORE
Yolanda Vega Awards $13,000,000 to Four Lottery Players from Long Island and Queens
The New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega presented over... READ MORE
Tonawanda Lottery Winner: “One Jackpot-Winning Ticket Please, Hold the Mayo”
?Forty-four-year-old Nellida “Nelly” S. Baez-Alvar... READ MORE
Tonawanda Lottery Winner: “One Jackpot-Winning Ticket Please, Hold the Mayo”
Forty-four-year-old Nellida “Nelly” S. Baez-Alvara... READ MORE
Username
Password
Username and password
are case sensitive.
Not a memeber?
Sign up now.


Copyright © Lottery.com, 2017 all rights reserved.
Lottery.com checks its results for acuracy, but mistakes can happen and the state lottery has the final validating authority.

Cash4Life, Millionaires Club, Numbers Evening, Numbers Midday, Win 4 Evening, Win 4 Midday, Take 5, Sweet Million, New York Lotto, Lotto Extra, Pick 10, Powerball Power Play and all associated logos are all trademarks of the New York State Gaming Commission. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the New York State Gaming Commission.

Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Wildcard 2, and 2 by 2 and all associated logos are all trademarks of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Support - FAQ - Site Map - Feedback - Stories