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June 15, 2013

Mineville man spends $5, wins $1 million


That’s $542,676 after taxes.

Now he’s making plans on what to do with the money, but even more important, plans for his upcoming Aug. 31 wedding.

“We’re not changing anything about the wedding,” Bigelow said. “It’s just easier to pay for now. Life will go on a little easier.”

They aren’t upgrading their honeymoon, Velsini said, because they thought it was a pretty good honeymoon to begin with. 

He declined to say where they’re going, but said he’s going to get some fishing in.

“We may do more fishing,” said Bigelow, who’s employed as a psychiatric social worker for Essex County Department of Mental Health in Elizabethtown.

The couple said they will also use some of the money to help their families.

Velsini said he occasionally bought lottery tickets when he stopped at Stewart’s, just not every day.

“I was feeling lucky that day,” he said.

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