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Clintondale Man Celebrates 20th Wedding Anniversary With $250,000 Mega Millions Win

October 28, 2009
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Persistence finally pays off bigtime for Adolf Jonietz, 48, a senior land surveyor for Spectra Environmental Group.

SCHENECTADY, NY (10/26/2009)(readMedia)-- Forty-eight-year-old Adolf Jonietz of Clintondale, Ulster County, has been playing the same Lottery numbers for years with varying degrees of success. It wasn't until October 20, 2009 that his persistence paid off in a most timely fashion for the senior land surveyor for the Poughkeepsie-based Spectra Environmental Group.

"I won $250,000 on my 20th wedding anniversary," said Jonietz who celebrated the occasion in style with his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters.

Jonietz won the $250,000 second prize in the Mega Millions drawing held on October 20, 2009. To win second prize, players must match five numbers. Players who match five numbers plus the Mega Ball win the jackpot. Jonietz said he's won small prize amounts in the past using his lucky set of numbers, but nothing of this magnitude. "I'm in a state of disbelief," he said.

Jonietz purchased his $250,000 second prize Mega Millions ticket on October 20th at the Xtramart on Route 9W at Chapel Hill Road in Highland, Ulster County. He claimed his ticket at the Lottery's Customer Service Center in Fishkill on October 23rd.

The New York Lottery continues to be North America's largest and most profitable Lottery, earning more than $36.7 billion in education support statewide since its founding over 40 years ago. The Lottery contributed nearly $2.54 billion in fiscal year 2008-9 to help support education in New York State, which was over 12 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. The Lottery's ongoing commitment to education also includes the awarding of more than 1,100 Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Scholarships annually to high school students pursuing their higher education in New York State. Since 1999, the Lottery has awarded more than 11,500 scholarships representing a total commitment of almost $50 million.

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