You might think again if you believe that getting your hands on a winning lottery ticket in New York City is all about having good luck. Of course, the luck of the draw has a lot to do with it, but finding a location that regularly sells big-money tickets could help you score a big win if you believe in lightning striking twice.
For instance, Empire Wine & Liquor Depot, located at 77C Richmond Hill Road in Staten Island, had a $86 million Mega Millions winner on July 3, 2012. Staten Island also produced a million-dollar winner on August 1, as a $1 million Powerball jackpot was won from the Hylan Family location on 2270 Hylan Blvd.
In the past 12 months, several Bronx locations produced New York lottery winners. Bronx New Way Corp., located on 111 East Kingsbridge Road, had a $5,000 winner on June 3, and Bartow Food Mart (1945 Bartow Ave.) had a $5,000 Win-4 winner on October 10. Just a few miles from the aforementioned locations, the Mobile station at 688 East Gunhill Road also produced a $5,000 Win-4 winner.
Upper East Side
Many New York City residents on the Upper East Side found success of late at their local convenience shops, as Thomas Newsstand II (1000 10th Ave.) had a $5,000 Win-4 winner on August 24, and Jasmine News #1 (185 Madison Ave.) produced a $2,500 New York lottery winner on July 28.
SoHo had several big-money winners this year, including a $2,500 winning ticket on September 17 that came from New York SoHo Market (213 Sixth Ave.). Also in the SoHo area of New York City, Yankee Deli (647 11th St.) had a $2,500 Win-4 winner on October 29.
Eric Holden, a New York resident, is an avid New York Lottery player. He spends approximately $20 a week on lotto tickets.