On June 6, the New York Lottery announced that a prize winning Take 5 ticket was purchased at a Corona convenience store.
The mystery lotto player bought the $37,842.50 ticket from the Har Siddhi Corporation located on 40-08 Junction Blvd. and joins other Take 5 lottery winners from Queens.
One of these winners was a Take 5 player in Whitestone who won with a ticket that was worth $19,725.50 on April 28. Another winner was a player in Middle Village who purchased a winning ticket worth nearly double that amount — nearly $39,000 — which was announced on May 19.
According to Lottery USA, the likelihood of winning even only one of the five prizes in the New York Lottery is about 1 in 46.
In contrast, the chances of winning the Take 5 lottery are actually much higher, with an approximate 1 in 8 chance of winning some sort of prize.
Take 5 drawings are televised on a daily basis at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Numbers are drawn from 1 through 39. Take 5 players with midday and evening draws on one ticket should visit nylottery.ny.gov to see if they have winning numbers.
Winning players can claim their prize for up to one year after their original drawing.
Anyone in New York that is struggling with any sort of gambling addiction, or knows someone who is, can get help by giving a call to the state’s toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 877-8-HOPENY (877-846-7369) or by sending a text to HOPENY (467369). Standard text rates may apply.