News for Jan. 10, 2006

Kong-size prizes put winners in spotlight

1/10/06, 4:30 pm EST - Xoanon

SAUGERTIES - What would you do if you won $1 million? What if you won $8 million? Those were the questions two local residents faced after each won King Kong-sized prizes in the New York Lottery in recent weeks. Ryan Maxwell, a 25-year-old construction worker from Malden-on-Hudson, said his $1 million King Kong Millions game ticket will buy him and his girlfriend a vacation, a wedding and an investment in the future for the couple and their unborn child. Jie Lin, 36, of Kingston, a Chinese immigrant and restaurant chef who hit the $8 million jackpot King Kong Millions instant lottery, plans to buy a car and a home, and maybe his own business. [More]