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Three lottery tickets bought in same NYC store share $8.3M jackpot

Three occasions actually was the appeal with this fortunate alternative.

A trio of tickets shared this week’s $8.3 million LOTTO jackpot — all bought on the same suitably named Lucky Choice Convenience in Manhattan.

The three tickets bought in the Upper East Side store have been the only ones to match all six numbers in the Wednesday evening’s draw: 05, 10, 14, 20, 23 and 28.

Each prize-winning ticket will get an equal slice value a whopping $2.76 million earlier than taxes, based on the New York Lottery.

Lottery officers didn’t instantly give any extra element on the successful tickets, together with in the event that they have been all bought collectively by the same group of individuals or have been a wild coincidence.

A staffer on the Lucky Choice store on West 72nd Street simply off Columbus Avenue additionally informed The Post by telephone that he had no thought who had bought the tickets, nor once they have been bought. The supervisor was not instantly obtainable to speak, he mentioned.

The odds of getting even one successful LOTTO ticket are 1 in greater than 45 million, according to the New York Lottery.

So far, 2021 has been a terrific yr to be a lottery participant in the Big Apple.

In September, a Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in a Manhattan pizza joint gained a staggering $432 million — the most important in Big Apple historical past.

The three winners shared the $8.3 million jackpot.
The three winners shared the $8.3 million jackpot.
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It was claimed earlier this month by two nameless gamers gathering it underneath the title Goodtimez, LLC — one from Manhattan and one from Hillsborough in New Jersey.

Together, they collected a lump sum of $204,654,268 after taxes.

While simply the best, they have been amongst 34 people from the Big Apple who’ve come ahead to this point this yr claiming prizes of $1 million or extra — with 4 of them snagging at the very least $10 million.

Before September’s Pronto Pizza windfall, the earlier largest Big Apple win was the $343.8 million that Harlem retiree Robert Bailey, then 67, gained in October 2018. He shared the $687 million Powerball prize with one other winner in Iowa, taking dwelling $125,396,690 after taxes.

Not each win proves to be a stroke of luck, nevertheless — with earlier jackpots resulting in damaged marriages and misplaced riches to lavish existence and monetary safety for his or her households.

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