A man who made a wrong turn while enjoying the scenic Hudson Valley is now a $1 million lotto winner.

On Friday, the New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega presented LaShawn Carter with his $1,000,000 lottery prize at the store where he purchased his lucky ticket.

The 41-year-old man from Troy purchased his jackpot-winning Gold Bar 7s ticket at the Cumberland Farms on Main Street in Hunter during a trip to the area with his wife.

“I wanted to show my wife the falls, so we took a day trip,” Carter told the New York Lottery. “I took a wrong turn, so I stopped at Cumberland Farms for some snacks and bought the ticket while I was there.”

Carter decided to receive his $1,000,000 prize as a one-time lump sum payment. He will receive a net check totaling $510,568 after required withholdings, according to the New York Lottery.

"I’ll use the money to pay for my children’s education and buy a new house," he said. "I also plan to take the family on a nice vacation."

Carter is the 77th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year, officials say.

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