Lady Luck seems to have moved into Ridgewood.
Another neighborhood store had a second-place, $1 million Powerball winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, making it the second time in less than a week that a Ridgewood lottery dealer helped make someone a millionaire.
Good Lucky Charm Gift Shop Inc., located at 60-50 Myrtle Ave., lived up to its name when it dispensed the lucky ticket in the world record-setting $1.6 billion Powerball drawing that took place on Wednesday night.
“I am very happy that a customer won,” said Hannah, the store’s manager. “The winning customer hasn’t come forward yet. We just got our lotto license about a year and a half ago so I was surprised that somebody won. We’ve had people win $10,000 and $50,000, but never $1 million.”
Wednesday’s winner, which matched five of the six numbers, missing only the Powerball number, has yet to come forward. The second-prize winner in Ridgewood from last Saturday’s Powerball drawing has yet to cash in their ticket as well.
The winning numbers on Wednesday were 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the Powerball number was 10. The million-dollar winners will have to pay 25 percent to federal taxes, 8.82 percent in New York State taxes and 3.876 percent in city taxes.
Two other locations in Queens had second-place winners on Wednesday. PKG Enterprises Inc., located at 118-17 Liberty Ave. in South Richmond Hill and Plaza South Convenience and Grocery Store, located at 25-08A Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, both dispensed $1 million tickets.
Although the odds of winning the $1.6 billion jackpot were 292.2 million to 1, three incredibly lucky players — one from California, one from Tennessee and one from Florida — hit all six numbers and will split the $1.6 billion prize.