Teenager wins million-dollar lottery after putting air in tires (video)


Anthony Iavarone, 19, of Clifton Park, NY told reporters on Friday that he had just stopped at a convenience store to put air in his tires last week when the decision to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket changed the course of his life.

He won a $1 million jackpot.

State lottery officials confirmed Iavarone as the winner of the jackpot on a $1 million Cashword scratch-off ticket. He bought the ticket at a Stewart’s Shops store in a town called Ballston and reportedly chose the $10 Cashword scratch-off because his aunt always plays it.

He didn’t believe his good luck at first, so he had his father double-check.

Iavarone will receive a one-time lump sum of $661,800 after taxes.

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