Multiple Million Dollar Lottery Winners in the Southern Tier

By Adam Chick

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The New York Lottery presents two new millionaires in the Southern Tier.

A man from Johnson City won a $1 million prize on a Powerball ticket.

And a woman from Garrettsville won another $1 million from a scratch ticket.

Johnson City's Robert Howard isn't going to make too many changes in his life.

He won second prize from a Powerball ticket he bought at a Hess Mart.

Howard says he will keep his job working for an asphalt company.

But he's grateful that he can now pay for his daughter's education.

"It's a major relief. It was always in the back of my head and I've been building my house and squirreling money away for my daughter's education at the same time. So it's one of those things where now where I could apply 100 percent of my income right now to the house and my daughter both," Howard says.

Every day after breakfast at Denny's, Doris Hoag heads to a Quickway in Oneonta to play Cash Bingo.

She said if she ever won big she'd stop playing because she'd finally be even.

She does have one plan for the money.

"Well I might get a new car... That's about it," Hoag said.

Doris may look calm, cool, and collected, but you couldn't say the same for Pamela Kelsey.

She's the convenience store attendant who scanned her ticket.

"I think I was more nervous that Doris. Because I was starting to shake thinking Oh my Lord I just had a million dollars in my hand," Kelsey said.

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