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Originally published in the March 2018 Juniper Berry Magazine

Berry Bits: Middle Village woman wins the lottery

When Middle Village homeowner Ruth Tritremmel bought a scratch off lottery ticket at Artis Drugs, she held onto it until she got home. Then she gave her husband the honor of using their "lucky penny" to scratch it off. The ticket seemed to reveal that they had won a $5,000 prize. But when they went to cash it in, they got the surprise of a lifetime: The ticket was actually worth $5M! A Lotto official broke the news to Ruth by saying, "No ma'am, you forgot to scratch off the rest of the three numbers. You won $5 million." Tritremmel said at a press conference that she almost fainted upon hearing the news. She plans to spend the money helping her family and buying a condo in Florida.

March 2018 Juniper Berry Magazine

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