Two top-prize winning lottery tickets worth over $44,000 collectively were bought and sold in Queens this past weekend.
The first winning Take 5 ticket, worth $22,662.50, was sold Friday at Stop&Go Convenience & Smoke Shop, located at 5547 69th St. in Maspeth.
The second ticket, worth $21,663, was sold the following day in Ridgewood at Myrtle Avenue Shop Inc., located at 54-02 Myrtle Ave.
Take 5 players with midday and evening draws on the same ticket must check their numbers at nylottery.ny.gov to determine if they have the winning numbers for the corresponding midday or evening draw.
Take 5 numbers are drawn from a field of one through 39, televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A prize winner has up to a year from the date of the drawing to claim the money.
The New York Lottery is North America’s largest and most profitable lottery, with $3.59 billion in the fiscal year 2020-21 going to support education in the state.
New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the state’s toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 877-8-HOPENY (877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369). Standard text rates may apply.