BATAVIA – Shawn Elkins of Batavia has claimed his $1,000 A Week for Life top prize from the Lottery’s Win $1,000 A Week For Life scratch-off game, according to New York Lottery.
Elkins elected to receive his prize as an annuity. He received his first payment of $33,852 after required withholdings and will continue to receive payments annually, for life.
The winning ticket was purchased at Western OTB/Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Rd., Batavia.
As of this writing there were six top prizes remaining on this printing of the Win $1,000 A Week for Life ticket (-1453). Players may check the status of any New York Lottery scratch-off by downloading the Game Report at nylottery.ny.gov.
New York scratch-off games generated $4,517,682,111 in total sales during fiscal year 2021-2022. School districts in Genesee County received $13,246,544 in Lottery Aid to Education funds during the same period.
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