Liverpool man wins nearly $350k every year for the rest of his life in lottery scratch-off

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A Liverpool man has won $10,000 a week for life in a lottery scratch-off game.

Matthew Cox, a Dot Food warehouse worker, said they he normally plays $1 and $2 games, but tried his luck at a $20 ticket since he had gotten paid that day.

Cox said he scratched his ticket in his car, “I wasn’t sure what to do. I went inside and scanned the ticket on the vending machine. I was in shock.”

Cox chose to receive his prize in annual installments of $520,000 before required withholdings.  He will receive a net check totaling $349,336 every year for the rest of his life.

Cox said his plans for the money include paying bills and setting up college funds for his two young children.

When asked how it feels to win the Lottery, Cox simply said it felt “good.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Fastrac at 3364 Main Street in Mexico, Oswego County. 

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