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New York Lottery Awards $250,000 Cash Prize To Parish Mega Millions Winner

SCHENECTADY, NY  – The New York Lottery today announced the name of a Parish Mega Millions player who won $250,000 in the drawing held on Feb. 14.

The winner, Joseph Neupert, purchased the winning ticket at the Price Chopper at 137 St Rt 104 in Oswego.

Lottery prizes up to $600 may be cashed at any of the Lottery’s 16,000 licensed retailers statewide.

Lottery prizes valued at $601 to $999,999 may be claimed at any of the Lottery’s stand-alone Customer Service Centers located in Buffalo; Rochester; Syracuse; Schenectady; Fishkill; Manhattan; and Garden City, and within any of the Lottery’s gaming facilities including Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct; Saratoga Casino & Raceway; Monticello Casino & Raceway; Tioga Downs Casino; Batavia Downs Casino; Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway; Hamburg Casino at the Fairgrounds; Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack; and Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel.

Prizes of $1,000,000 or more must be claimed at one of the Lottery’s stand-alone offices listed above.

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing over $3 billion in fiscal year 2010-2011 to help support education in New York State.

The Lottery’s aid represents over 15 percent of total state education funding to local school districts.

Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.