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Feeling like a million bucks

Friday the 13th a lucky day for lottery winner

JOHN ENGER/GAZETTE REPORTER

New York Lottery representative Yolanda Vega, right, presents a $1 million check to Tribes Hill resident Julie Hemstreet on Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Johnson Stewart's Shop.
JOHN ENGER/GAZETTE REPORTER New York Lottery representative Yolanda Vega, right, presents a $1 million check to Tribes Hill resident Julie Hemstreet on Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Johnson Stewart's Shop.
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It may have been Friday the 13th, but Julie Hemstreet had a good feeling early on the morning of Sept. 13. The 64-year-old Tribes Hill resident stopped for gas at the Stewart’s Shop in Fort Johnson on her regular commute to Liberty in Amsterdam. At the checkout counter, she noticed a Cash Blowout lottery ticket. “It just sort of caught my eye,” she said. An hour later, while her clients at Liberty ate breakfast, she ...


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