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Lottery unveils latest pair of local jackpot winners

Linton graduate scores $5M scratchoff jackpot

The New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega, far right, today presented a total of $6,000,000 in jackpot prizes to a pair of recent scratch-off game winners from Schenectady and Troy at the Freeman's Bridge Rd. Stewart's Shop in Scotia. 
James Marx of Schenectady, center, claimed his top prize on the Set for Life scratch-off game on April, 25th at the Stewart's Shop at 50 Freeman's Bridge Rd. in Scotia. Troy native, Bob Daniels, seen at left, won a $1,000,000 on the 20X the Cash scratch-off game.
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The New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega, far right, today presented a total of $6,000,000 in jackpot prizes to a pair of recent scratch-off game winners from Schenectady and Troy at the Freeman's Bridge Rd. Stewart's Shop in Scotia. James Marx of Schenectady, center, claimed his top prize on the Set for Life scratch-off game on April, 25th at the Stewart's Shop at 50 Freeman's Bridge Rd. in Scotia. Troy native, Bob Daniels, seen at left, won a $1,000,000 on the 20X the Cash scratch-off game.
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James Marx Jr. always knew he’d win a jackpot. “I felt lucky,” said Marx, who lives in Schenectady and has played the New York State Lottery for the past 20 years. “Just a weird feeling.” The weird feeling has paid off. Marx, who will turn 49 on Tuesday, was one of two men introduced Thursday morning as the lottery’s latest big winners — both from scratch-off games. Marx was all smiles after hitting the top ...


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