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Norfolk resident hits big jackpot in Lottery game

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NORFOLK — A Norfolk man has won more than $12 million on a scratch-off state Lottery ticket sold at Fefee's Market at 50 West Main St.


Store owner Brad K. Fefee sold the $20 Win for Life Spectacular ticket about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to Floyd Harvey, Route 38.


"He went out to his truck and scratched it off and then came back in and said he thought it was a winner," Mr. Fefee said.


Mr. Fefee said his state Lottery machine at the store verified the ticket as a winner. He said the ticket could pay off as much as $12,320,000 — or $10,000 a week for life.


"He just stood there smiling," Mr. Fefee said.


Mr. Harvey, who could not be reached Friday, is employed by Verizon Wireless, where word of his winning ticket purchase spread quickly, according to fellow employee Michael J. Landoll.


Mr. Landoll said Mr. Harvey has worked for Verizon for about 10 years and is known at the company for having a lucky streak when it comes to raffles and other games of chance.


"In the past, he's also won a car and a truck," Mr. Landoll said. "He's a nice guy, a great guy to work with, although I've got a feeling I won't be working with him much longer."


Mr. Fefee said Mr. Harvey is a regular at his downtown market, where he routinely stops in to buy Lottery tickets.


Mr. Fefee said Mr. Harvey will be required to take his winning ticket to either Schenectady or Syracuse to have it verified in person by state Lottery officials.

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