Cortlandt man wins $18 million lottery jackpot

August 10, 2012 4:38:39 AM PDT
A retired New York postal worker has won $18 million in the lottery.

Lottery officials presented Peter Gee of Cortlandt with a check on Thursday at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers.

He drew the winning Lotto jackpot numbers on July 7 at the Riverside Deli in Croton-on-Hudson.

He said he didn't leave his house for the rest of the week until he could hand over the ticket to lottery officials.

Gee opted to take his winnings in a lump sum totaling $8.5 million.

He said he and his wife will use the money to travel.

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