woman won $1 million

Ballston Spa woman won $1 million on lottery ticket

BALLSTON SPA – Kelly Busch, 59, of Ballston Spa won $1 million on a Mayhem scratch-off lottery ticket. She collected her prize in a lump-sum of $537,440 on Wednesday, May 30, in Schenectady.

“It was a real shock to me,” Busch said in a lottery release. “I didn’t want to lose it, so I came right down here to Schenectady to claim it.”

Busch purchased the ticket at the Union Foodmart, 2 South St. Ballston Spa. She chose the one-time lump-sum payment and received a check totaling $537,440 after required withholdings, the lottery said.

The $1,000,000 Mayhem ticket costs $5, with a top prize of $1 million. Mayhem tickets can also be purchased for $1, with a top prize of $2,500; $2, with a top prize of $25,000; and $10, with a top prize of $3 million.

More local coverage of the new millionaire is below:

Saratogian News www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20180531/NEWS/180539965
WNYT http://wnyt.com/news/new-york-lottery-introduces-newest-capital-region-millionaires-kelly-busch-ballston-spa-saratoga-county-gregg-collar-albany/4929664/

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