Landscaper who found $1 million lotto ticket gets to keep it - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Landscaper who found $1 million lotto ticket gets to keep it

Posted: Updated:

Imagine finding a scratch ticket worth $1 million just blowing around in the wind.

That's just what happened to one man from Long Island.

Marvin Rosales-Martinez picked up a wet 'win for life' scratch-off ticket while working as a landscaper one month after Superstorm Sandy hit.

He brought the ticket to lottery headquarters and found out he was the big winner.

He had to wait a little while to claim his prize. The New York Lottery waits one year for someone to make a claim for a lost ticket. Since no one came forward, Rosales-Martinez gets to keep his ticket.

He received a lump sum payment of $515,000 after taxes.

Rosales-Martinez says he is going to buy a few gifts for his family before he invests the rest of his jackpot.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • Police: LI man wounded in home invasion

    Police: LI man wounded in home invasion

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:53:16 GMT
    Nassau County police say a man was shot and wounded in a home invasion in Westbury.
    Nassau County police say a man was shot and wounded in a home invasion in Westbury.
  • Homecoming Farm

    Organic farm helps feed Long Island's hungry

    Organic farm helps feed Long Island's hungry

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:06:32 GMT
    Growing, snapping, picking, sorting, and a little time for laughs in between take place at Homecoming Farm in Amityville, New York. The real mission is to feed the tristate area's hungry. The farm-to-table approach has been in homecoming farm's DNA since 1875 when a group of Dominican sisters from Germany immigrated into Brooklyn and then founded the farm.
    Growing, snapping, picking, sorting, and a little time for laughs in between take place at Homecoming Farm in Amityville, New York. The real mission is to feed the tristate area's hungry. The farm-to-table approach has been in homecoming farm's DNA since 1875 when a group of Dominican sisters from Germany immigrated into Brooklyn and then founded the farm.
  • Man charged for dropping pants at LI school

    Man charged for dropping pants at LI school

    A man has been charged with allegedly pulling his pants down in front of a boy's locker room at a Long Island middle school.
    A man has been charged with allegedly pulling his pants down in front of a boy's locker room at a Long Island middle school.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices