Raymond Salada earned a living by operating his own service shop. He fueled dreams of having a much better life by playing the lottery. When Salada scratched his latest New York Lottery’s Silver Spectacular game, his dreams of great fortune were suddenly realized.
When he told his wife about it, the better half could not believe it; at least not until the winning ticket had been certified at the Lottery’s Buffalo Customer Service Center.
Salada has since decided to receive the prize in a single payment of $4,963,500 net of all taxes. He has consulted with financial advisers on how to invest the money to best benefit him, his wife, four children and two foster children. His plans also include paying off student loans and buying a new house for a daughter.