Good for him
Just watch; the cops'll claim the ticket was bought with drug money and take all $1.35m.
Probably a drop in the bucket to what he really has buried.
Actually, it is a clever way to whitewash money. In my country there are some rumours it has been done before by tax evading business owners.
Edit: I do wonder how they would set up the networking for this. Lotto winners, smart ones anyway, should be rather discreet. The winner and the whitewasher can't just put ads in the paper.