June 17, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A Flushing man won millions on Friday after playing a scratch-off game he bought on his way home from work.
Jason Pae, 27, won the guaranteed $5,000,000 jackpot prize on the “Set for Life” scratch off ticket. He bought the ticket at Angie’s General Store, located at 149-21 41 Ave. in Flushing.
Pae chose to receive his winnings in annual installments. Pae will receive a net check totaling $164,590 annually for the rest of his life.
Pae, the 50th New York Lottery player to win a prize of $1 million or more this year, told the New York Lottery that he already knows the first thing his winnings will fund.
“First, I plan to visit my family in Korea. Then I hope to start my own business,” Pae said.
Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by clicking the Instant Games Reports link at nylottery.ny.gov.