New York Man Wins $5 Million Lottery While Buying Mushrooms for His Pasta

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJohn Lewis rarely indulges in spontaneous purchases – but after running to the store to get mushrooms for his pasta sauce, he got a sudden urge to play the lottery.It is a good thing he did, too. Upon listening to his strange desire to buy a Set For Life scratch-off, the 56-year-old bartender won the top prize of $5 million. The Saranac Lake, New York resident says that he had originally gone to the store because he was preparing a special pasta sauce recipe for dinner.CHECK OUT: Surprising Results When People Were Asked if They’d Be Happier Adopting a Pet Than Winning the Lottery“I ran to the store before work to get mushrooms for my spaghetti sauce,” said Lewis. “It’s a two-day sauce my dad used to make.”After receiving $10 in change, Lewis stopped by the vending machine at the end of the checkout aisle and bought a ticket.“I never put money in those things,” Lewis told the New York lottery commission. “What possessed me to be in that store at that time with just the right amount of money in my hand for that machine I will never know. I have been asking myself that question over and over for days. In the end, though, I’m just glad it was me.”RELATED: Fire Forces Man To Sell Good Luck Pearl, Turns Out To Be Worth $100MilInstead of opting for the lump sum, Lewis chose to receive $172,000 every year for the rest of his life.Lewis says that he plans on using his most recent payment to help out a family member with some medical bills, as well as treating himself to a well-deserved skiing trip.“I was planning on working at something till the day I died. This may open a few more doors, but we’re happy with the life we have. It’s a good life.”Click To Share The News With Your Friends (Photo by NYS Gaming Commission)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Alaska’s Rejection Of Onsite Pot Use At Stores Gets Murky

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska marijuana regulators thought they had snuffed out onsite use of marijuana at retail pot shops, but there may be an ember left. The issue is likely to come up at the next board meeting. But board staff on Friday issued a clarification, saying that if retail stores have board-approved marijuana consumption operating plans, they might be valid. Officials didn’t know how many such plans may have been approved. They were reviewing applications and trying to get a better sense for what the board’s intent may have been in any such approvals. On Thursday, the Marijuana Control Board rejected rules that would have let people buy marijuana products in authorized stores and go into separate store areas to partake.last_img