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      Camillus man wins million dollar Powerball prize


      Central New York has a new millionaire.


      Albert Totari of Camillus picked up a $1 million check from the New York State lottery in downtown Syracuse on Thursday.


      Totari, 28, bought the winning Powerball ticket at C & C Market on North Salina Street in Syracuse last month. Totari bought the ticket on a Friday and says he spent two sleepless nights waiting to turn the winning ticket in.


      "You have got to make sure nothing happens to the ticket. I kept it with my mom and she hid it for me. I kept checking up with her to make sure she didn't lose it," says Totari.


      He chose to take his winnings in a lump sum totaling $661,800. He says he plans to use some of the money from his winnings to buy a new house for his family. Totari also says he plans to continue playing the lottery.

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