On The Low: Unemployed Man In The Bronx Is Fighting To Keep His $5 Million Lottery Win A Secret

An unemployed man from the Bronx — who doesn’t even have his own bank account — became an instant millionaire last month after scratching off a winning $5 million lottery ticket.

His excitement quickly turned into a panic, though, when he went to claim his prize and found out that he can’t collect the money without taking part in a press conference, letting everyone in the neighborhood know how much money he just fell into.

An unemployed man from the Bronx — who doesn’t even have his own bank account — became an instant millionaire last month after scratching off a winning $5 million lottery ticket.

His excitement quickly turned into a panic, though, when he went to claim his prize and found out that he can’t collect the money without taking part in a press conference, letting everyone in the neighborhood know how much money he just fell into.

State lottery officials insist that the New Yorker can’t do any of that without first posing for photos with an oversize check at a press event on May 24 — which is something everyone in NYC who win more than $1 million in the lottery have to agree to before they can collect their winnings.

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