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Diamond, 80, wins New York State's biggest lotto prize

Diamond, 80, wins New York State's biggest lotto prize
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Harold Diamond is New York State's biggest ever jackpot winner, with a prize of 326 million dollars

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He has the rich name of Diamond, and now he has the cash to go with it.

80-year-old Harold Diamond is New York State’s biggest ever jackpot winner.

The retired school principle was the sole winner of 326 million dollars.

He picked up his ceremonial cheque at a petrol station where he bought the winning ticket.

He said when he saw his numbers come up, he told his wife: “I think we won a few bucks!”

Diamond won the money on November 4 but says he waited until recently to claim the prize for tax reasons.

There is a dampener though: after tax, the pensioner walks away with 130.6 million dollars.

80 years younger and $326 million richer. Look at Harold Diamond's sparkle. EWN at 4 and 6. pic.twitter.com/k5US0RdNQk

— Joe Torres (@joetorresABC7) enero 12, 2015

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