New York lottery error: player won much less money than advertised

The New York Lottery shared some disappointing news yesterday: After announcing Sunday that one lucky player would take home nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, officials said the ticket was actually worth far less.

The winning ticket for the second prize of the New York LOTTO has a value of $313,715 dollars. It was sold for Saturday’s raffle at Smokes For Less on North Plank Road, Newburgh, 69 miles north of NYC.

The winning balls of the New York LOTTO draw on Saturday were: 23-25-39-47-51-52, with a bonus number of 30. The winning ticket matched five of the six numbers plus the bonus ball, reported Pix11.

The New York LOTTO draws are televised around 11:20 pm every Wednesday and Saturday. The accumulated jackpot for tomorrow was $9.1 million dollars. Players must match six numbers drawn from a field of 1 to 59 to win it. Winners have up to one year from the draw date to claim their money.

Other lucky ones in upstate New York won $50,000 each in Powerball this weekend. Those tickets were sold in The Bronx, East Durham, Modena and Yorktown Heights.

Two weeks ago a Mega Millions player won $1 million in Brooklyn (NYC). In August someone won $1 million in Mega Millions in Queens. In July, two New Yorkers won $1 million in Mega Millions, with tickets purchased in the Bronx and Staten Island. In September 2021, a ticket sold at a Midtown Manhattan pizzeria achieved $432 million in that same lottery.

Who is fight gambling addiction or know someone who has it can find help by calling New York State’s toll-free and confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369); or by texting HOPENY (467369).

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