Texas woman buys scratch-off ticket in Farmingdale, wins $1 million


A Texas woman has claimed claimed a top prize on the New York Lottery’s $1 million Bonus Word Cashword scratch-off game.

Debrorah Fletcher purchased her lucky ticket at Bar Jay Cards, located at 3 Northwest Dr. Suite 10 in Farmingdale. Earlier this month, she received a single, lump sum payment of $651,000 after required tax withholdings.

Just a month earlier, Carlos Salmeron Granados of Mineola claimed his $1 million top prize on the New York Lottery’s Multiplier Money scratch-off game.

Salmeron Grandaos purchased his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 207 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. His one-time, lump sum payment was $546,840 after taxes.

Players can check the status of any New York Lottery scratch-off game by downloading the Game Report at

New York Lottery scratch-off games generated $4,5 billion in total sales during fiscal year 2021-2022, with Nassau County school districts receiving $173 million in Lottery Aid to Education funds during the same period, according to New York Lottery.

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