Middletown Man Wins $10,000 A Week For Life [Photos]
A Middletown man is the newest lottery millionaire, after winning the jackpot on a New York Lottery scratch-off.
Robin Poptanich, of Middletown won the jackpot prize on the popular $10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket. He purchased the ticket after arriving early for a service call, as we previously reported.
I service medical equipment for a living and arrived early to a service call that day. I decided to stop at a store and buy some Lottery scratch-off tickets to occupy the time. I scratched the tickets in my car and lost on the first one. It was the second one that was the big winner! I immediately signed the back of the ticket and called my wife and daughter to tell them the good news. I then made an appointment to meet with my lawyer to discuss claiming the prize. My initial plans are to take care of my family and buy a new house. I already made plans to retire. After that we’ll travel and just enjoy life.
Poptanich scratched a coin symbol, which indicates an automatic win. The corresponding prize turned out to be the "LIFE" symbol, earning him $10,000 a week for the rest of his life.
Poptanich opted to receive his prize as an annuity. After required withholdings he will net $344,136 every year for the rest of his life.
According to a press release, Poptanich was the 99th New York Lottery player to claim a prize of $1,000,000 or more in 2016.