Mario Lombardo, a 67-year-old Cheektowaga retiree who became Erie County's 22nd New York Lottery millionaire Tuesday, said life will go on as usual with the same house and habits.
"We will keep on taking our walks every day," he said. "No big changes."
Well, maybe a few new cars for the family.
Lombardo -- whose winning tickets were chosen by state computer -- was the sole winner of Saturday's $4 million Lotto jackpot. He is guaranteed a $190,476 annual payment, less state and federal taxes, now and for the next 20 years.
The only "exciting thing we are going to do," Lombardo said, "is go out to look for a new car for myself and my wife and one for my son. And I have told my daughter, who lives in Canandaigua, to look for one for her family."
"I was just saying the other day that I hoped my old car would last another year or two," he added.
Lombardo, his wife, Nina, and son, Dale, 43, arrived at the state Lottery office Tuesday in a limousine but without other fanfare or an attorney to turn in his winning ticket and claim his fortune.
Lombardo worked as chief engineer and grounds supervisor for Sears, Roebuck and Co. at its Main Street store until it closed several years ago and then transferred to Sears' appliance repair operation on Fillmore Avenue. He retired in 1985.