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Landscaper who found $1 million lotto ticket gets to keep it

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Imagine finding a scratch ticket worth $1 million just blowing around in the wind.

That's just what happened to one man from Long Island.

Marvin Rosales-Martinez picked up a wet 'win for life' scratch-off ticket while working as a landscaper one month after Superstorm Sandy hit.

He brought the ticket to lottery headquarters and found out he was the big winner.

He had to wait a little while to claim his prize. The New York Lottery waits one year for someone to make a claim for a lost ticket. Since no one came forward, Rosales-Martinez gets to keep his ticket.

He received a lump sum payment of $515,000 after taxes.

Rosales-Martinez says he is going to buy a few gifts for his family before he invests the rest of his jackpot.

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