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Retired Electrician Wins Millions in Jackpot

Richard Loveless was going through his usual Sunday routine on Oct. 18 when he learned that a winning $42.5 million Lotto ticket was sold the day before at the Pit Stop convenience store.

A retired electrician from Port Byron, New York, won the $42.5 million jackpot on Oct. 17. Richard Loveless was going through his usual Sunday routine on Oct. 18 when he learned that a winning $42.5 million Lotto ticket was sold the day before at the Pit Stop convenience store — the same business where he purchases his Lotto tickets, the Auburn Citizen reported. 

On his Lotto ticket, Loveless used a mix of numbers that are important to him — mostly anniversaries and birthdays of family members. The winning numbers represented his parents' birth dates.

He worked at New Process Gear in East Syracuse. Three employees at the plant won a $26 million Mega Millions drawing in 2010. 

After his lottery win, Loveless opted for the lump sum payment. After taxes, he will receive more than $19.5 million.  With his winnings, Loveless said he will pay off his mortgage and his daughter's student loans. He also wants to finish work on his garage. 

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