A woman from the Hudson Valley became a millionaire thanks to a lottery scratch-off ticket.

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Amana Akter of Hudson has claimed her top prize on the New York Lottery’s $2,500,000 Make My Year scratch-off ticket.

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The top prize guarantees a minimum payout of $250,000 a year for 10 years.

Akter opted to take her $2,500,000 prize as a single lump-sum payment totaling $1,523,340, after required withholdings, officials say.

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New York Lottery

The New York Lottery did not say where or when Akter purchased the winning ticket.

“I have a lot of dreams to fulfill,” Akter said after claiming the last top prize on the popular scratch-off.

The $2,500,000 Make My Year ticket has been retired, according to the New York Lottery. Players have until July 29, 2022, to cash any remaining prizes on the sold-out ticket. Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by downloading the Game Report at nylottery.ny.gov.

New York’s scratch-off games generated $4,231,742,980 in total sales during the fiscal year 2020-2021. School districts throughout Columbia County received $6,309,724 in Lottery Aid to Education funds during the same time period, according to lottery officials.

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