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Depew man wins $1 million lottery prize

The New York Lottery's latest millionaire is a man from Depew.
John Bunce was presented with his over-sized prize check on this afternoon by the lottery's Gretchen Dizer.
Bunce won the $1 million top prize playing the lottery's new Cash Blast scratch-off game, after purchasing two tickets at the Tops Markets at 5175 Broadway in Depew on Aug. 28, lottery officials said.
He scratched the tickets the following day.
His first one wasn't a winner, but he hit the jackpot with his second scratch-off.
Bunce - who said he was so excited that he "started running around the house like a maniac" - will be paid in 20 annual installments of $50,000, or $33,090 a year after withholdings.