An 18-year-old high school senior in Brooklyn is headed to college this fall to study electrical engineering . . . and he just won a pretty sweet graduation present. He bought a two-dollar scratch-off lottery ticket last month, and won the grand prize . . . $1,000 a week for the REST of his LIFE. He was presented with a check for a million dollars this week, which covers the first 20 years.
18-year-old Robert Salo is finishing up his senior year of high school in Brooklyn. In the fall, he plans to go to college to study electrical engineering. And he just won a pretty sweet graduation present. On May 14th, he bought a two-dollar scratch-off lottery ticket at a convenience store in Coney Island . . . and won the ‘$1,000 A Week For Life’ grand prize. That works out to $52,000 a year, or $32,398 a year after taxes. And Robert got his first check this week, for a MILLION dollars, which covers the next 20 years. That’s the minimum payout that the game guarantees. After that, he’ll get annual checks. If he lives until age 80, he’ll end up getting more than THREE million dollars. Robert plans to use the cash to pay for college, and also wants a new car. Right now, he’s looking at a BMW.