Waiting For The Winner

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 3:33pm

Customer who purchased $312-million lottery ticket at Albany, New York store still hasn't come forward.

New York has a new multi-millionaire.

The single ticket in the $319 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot was sold at a newsstand in Albany.

Many of those who didn't win were dreaming about how they would spend the money anyway.

“I had it all planned out. I did. I was rich," said Maureen Lundberg, who bought her Mega Millions at Coulson's on Broadway in Albany -- the place where the $319 million winning ticket was sold. "I mean I had the shakes. I was like yeah, I won. I won.”

The store owner, Steve Hutchins, was on a ski lift in Vermont when he found out with a phone call from his son.

“He said your store was the one that sold the winning ticket," Hutchins recalled.

Coulson's had its share of lottery winners, but the last time someone won big was about 25 years ago -- the jackpot then was $3.5 million.

Friday’s jackpot was 100 times bigger.

Coulson's will get a $10,000 reward for selling the winning numbers.

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