Then he went back to the office and finished up his work day, according to the New York Lottery.
Edward Foti, 50, has worked as a grievance representative for the Service Employees’ International Union local 32BJ for the last 15 years.
“I represent people who are out of work,” he told the Lottery, “so I have to do my work.”
He also told the New York Daily News that he’ll stay at his job.
Well … we’ll see.
The father of one bought his ticket on Clinton Street in Brooklyn on August 17, letting the computer pick his numbers. He has elected to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of $9,140,573, which means, after taxes, it’s $5,681,232.
He says he plans to spend it on his 17-year-old son’s college education and on his mother’s health bills. And after that, maybe he’ll get a nice place at the Jersey Shore.