On June 25, The New York Lottery announced Janet Sunderman, of Cazenovia, won $10,000 while playing the lottery’s “$5,000,000 Cash!” scratch-off game. Sunderman’s winning ticket was purchased at the Tops Market at 119 W Seneca St. in Manlius.
Lottery prizes up to $600 may be cashed at any of the lottery’s 17,000 licensed retailers statewide.
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable lottery, contributing close to $2.9 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year to help support education in New York state. The lottery’s aid represents nearly 15 percent of total state education funding to local school districts.
Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of lottery school funding.