Brothers Claim $5 Million Lottery Prize -- From Ticket Bought Six Years Ago

October 18, 2012 Updated Oct 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT

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Brothers Claim $5 Million Lottery Prize -- From Ticket Bought Six Years Ago

October 18, 2012 Updated Oct 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT

The waited and waited, and finally cashed in.

According to a report from the Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard, a pair of New York brothers came forward in March of this year to collect a $5 million lottery prize -- by cashing in a winning lottery ticket from 2006. They brothers claimed the prize 11 days before it would have expired, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard report.

Read the Syracuse Post-Standard report HERE.