A Woodside woman won the guaranteed jackpot prize of $7,000,000 in the popular New York Lottery game CASH4LIFE.
Yangi Sherpa, a 26-year-old administrative assistant, matched all five numbers and the Cash Ball number for the July 17 CASH4LIFE drawing after buying her ticket on a whim.
“I was making deliveries for work and decided to buy a Lottery ticket,” explained Sherpa. “My father plays all the games and suggested I play CASH4LIFE. Why? I don’t know, but I’m sure glad I did!”
Sherpa purchased her winning ticket at Pronto Lotto on 74th Street in Elmhurst. The winning numbers for the July 17 CASH4LIFE drawing were: 08 – 17 – 27 – 28 – 39 and Cash Ball 02.
“I scanned my ticket the following day without really thinking about winning anything,” said Sherpa. “When it said ‘big winner’ I brought it home and checked it four or five times before telling my parents.”
Sherpa opted to receive her $7,000,000 prize as a one-time lump sum payment. She will receive a net check totaling $4,361,280 after required withholdings. With her winnings, Sherpa plans to buy a house for her family.
“Luck is luck – there is no explanation,” said Sherpa. “There are lucky people in this world, and today I am one of them.”