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January 4, 2013 - 1:10pm

Bergen woman wins $5 million on lottery scratcher

posted by Howard B. Owens in alexander, bergen.

A Bergen resident, Jasvir Kaur, bought a $20 scratch-off ticket Nov. 13 at the Country Deli in Alexander and won $5 million, lottery officials announced in Rochester today.

After taxes, Kaur pockets $3.3 million.

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Hmmmm.......

Is it her husband that owns or manages the Alexander corner deli ??
and that she works there too ?? (well... now use to)
Just with all of the recent news stories about shop owners/ workers switching lottery tickets, I had to stop and wonder about this.
I hope not.

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Oh come on, show some class. Can't you just say congratulations and keep comments about other "news stories" out of it? Just because it has happened elsewhere, why would you suspect it may have happened in Alexander? Seems to me there would be a whole lot more mini-mart workers winning the big ones if this was even remotely common.

It's nice someone local hits it big! Next time, can it please be me? :-) I suppose I'd actually have to buy lottery tickets to win though, huh?

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TJ, seriously? That was so far out of line.

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One thing about the lottery that has always bothered me. Obviously, many people have won large jackpots over the years. The state benefits to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars per year from their betting system and then they tax someone for winning. It makes no sense to me.

STATE: "We will accept your bets and keep a huge chunk of it, and if you win, we'll keep even more of it!" What a frikken scam. Congrats on the $3.3 million windfall, though!

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Doug, I could not agree more on the lottery tax thing. It's ridicculous how much we pay in taxes in this country and state, and then when someone is lucky enough to come into a large some through winning it, nearly half is taken back by the government. Yet the price of the ticket is not taxed. You don't think someone long, long ago did the math on that now do you? lol

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