A Gloversville native walked into Frank’s West End Market one day last month and walked out a millionaire.
Well, so to speak. Technically, Ian Hennessey will only keep $661,800 of the $1 million New York Lottery jackpot after required withholdings, of course.
Hennessey, 24, of Syracuse, bought the crossword-themed Cashword game ticket June 21 at the West Fulton Street convenience store. He has family in Gloversville that he plans to help take care of with his winnings, according to a news release issued Friday.
The Gloversville High School and Le Moyne College graduate said he “already has a lot of things going for him,” and doesn’t plans to change his current lifestyle.
He traveled to the Lottery Customer Service Center in Schenectady five days after scratching his ticket to claim his prize: a single, lump sum payment. He posed with his big cardboard check back home in Syracuse.
“When something big like this happens, you always go home,” he said. “At least,I do.”