A Brooklynite who chose to test their luck on Thursday after Hurricane Ida’s flooding can cash in after winning almost $25,000 from the New York State Lottery.
The winning Take 5 ticket was purchased at a convenience store inside the Flatlands Shopping Center on Ralph Avenue between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J for the Sept. 2 midday drawing, the New York State Lottery announced Friday.
The ticket buyer was the only winner with all five numbers — 3, 12, 18, 23, 36 — to show up in the midday drawing giving the unnamed person the top prize totaling $24,442. That’s thousands more in prize money than the 91 second-place winners with four matching numbers, who won $402 each.
An owner of the store told Brooklyn Paper he was thrilled for the big winner.
“We are a lucky store,” he said, adding that the shop sells a lot of lottery tickets to local chance-takers. “We are very happy for the winner.”
Take 5 draws five numbers between 1 and 39 twice daily for a midday drawing at 2:30 pm, and an evening drawing at 10:30 pm, players choose which drawing to play when purchasing their ticket.
The New York State Lottery reportedly contributed $3.59 billion to support the state education system in the fiscal year 2020-21.