Avenue apartment building after winning a $5 million lottery has been
shown the door.
Kate Ferranti, a spokesman for the union representing apartment
building workers, said Richie Randazzo notified the union's grievance
center on Tuesday that he had been fired.
The building management company, Brown Harris Stevens, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Randazzo's father, who was reached at his son's apartment in
Brooklyn, said Wednesday the letter of termination did not specify a
reason. He declined to give his name and said his son was not home.
Randazzo made $40,000 a year as a doorman. He began taking in
another $65,000 every three months after hitting the jackpot on May 2.
According to published reports, his attendance record was spotty after
he won the lottery.
The Brooklyn resident said when he won that he had no immediate
plans to change his life, but allowed that he might indulge in a
motorboat and a Lexus.
Ferranti said the discharge will be investigated by Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union as a routine matter.