1999-09-04 / Front Page

$25 Million Man

Avoids The Media

New York state lottery officials confirmed that a Belle Harbor man won the $25 million jackpot on August 21---even though he failed to appear at a news conference set for Monday. After The Wave reported that the winner was a mystery the neighborhood was abuzz with speculation. Sure enough, word got out and many friends and neighbors were aware of the winner by last weekend. Although the winner let some folks know he wasn’t too keen on going overboard on the publicity, and who could blame him, he asked to keep his name out of the paper and we’ll oblige.

Enjoy, neighbor! We hope your future is relatively hassle-free.

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