NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — An elderly Bronx man can now call himself a multimillionaire.
On Tuesday, Leroy Beckford, 83, received an over-sized check with $11.5 million written on it, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported.
Beckford, a retired taxi driver from the Bronx has hearing problems and cataracts, but what he doesn’t have is a care in the world now that he is the newest jackpot winner.
The lump sum payment brought Beckford’s bank account to a level beyond his wildest dreams.
Beckford bought the ticket and chose quick pick numbers at a Bronx 7 and 7 deli. He lives with his daughter in a nearby apartment.
“He might go off and do his own thing. He said he might get a wife,” Michelle Beckford said, “His all-time wish is to have a Lexus.”
Beckford’s big win has inspired neighbors to try their luck as well, but the big winner barely cracked a smile while receiving his check. His family said it’s because he’s shy.
Five other people from the area also won the lotto. Most of them took home a million dollars, but all said that they wouldn’t believe it until they saw the money.
The five other winners hail from Brooklyn, Queens, Suffolk County, and New Jersey.
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