Evans man claims $80 million Powerball prize

Erie County

DERBY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A North Evans man came forward Tuesday to claim an $80 million Powerball jackpot.

David Yax was the sole jackpot winner from the September 4 Powerball drawing. He bought his ticket at the Tops supermarket in Derby.

It’s the largest lottery win ever in Western New York, according to the New York Lottery. The prior largest jackpot was $33.3 million won by an Alden man in 1991.

Yax took the lump sum option, which means he gets a one-time payment of $38,498,567 after taxes.

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