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Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 11/09/2018
File photo of scratch off games for sale at Best Beer, Wine and Deli in Gaithersburg, Md. on Jan. 11, 2015. © Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images File photo of scratch off games for sale at Best Beer, Wine and Deli in Gaithersburg, Md. on Jan. 11, 2015.

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog.

New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket.

The Fort Edward man says he bought a $30 ticket at a local Cumberland Farms convenience store while buying Slim Jims snacks for his dog Boots.

He scratched the ticket in his car and realized he was a winner. Farrand says he drove straight home and had his wife check the ticket for him.

Farrand will receive a lump-sum payment of $6.7 million after required withholdings.

He says he'll use the windfall to pay off his mortgage, make home improvements and help his children and grandchildren.

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