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Canastota man wins millions on scratch-off ticket

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Canastota man wins millions on scratch-off ticket
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CANASTOTA, N.Y. -- A Madison County man is "Set for Life" after winning at least $5 million on a lottery scratch off ticket.

James Mason of Canastota was presented with a ceremonial check Tuesday at the Express Mart store that he bought the winning ticket in. Mason bought the ticket earlier this month when he stopped to get milk.

"Scratched a Set for Life and seen the coin so I kinda said ‘ah it's only $10 who cares,’ you know. Scratched the other numbers got down to the coin and seen the life and almost crapped my pants," said Mason.

Mason gets $172,000 a year for the rest of his life. He will use the money to take care of his family. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP