Man finds lottery ticket in gutter and wins $1M prize
December 30 , 2013
A Long Island man, who found a lottery ticket in a gutter has finally been awarded $1M.
The 27-year-old Marvin Martinez said he spotted the ticket while collecting leaves from a gutter last month. Reports suggest that he took home the ticket and contacted the lottery customer service in New York.
The New York State Gaming Commission decided to give him the ticket since no one had come to claim it since its purchase.
Martinez plans on using the money to help his mother but wants to "keep living a normal life."