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No Powerball Grand Prize Winner, But 2 $1 Million Winning Tickets Sold At Same Store On Staten Island

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There were no grand prize winners in last night’s Powerball lottery drawing.

The jackpot has grown to $495 million.

There were two winning tickets sold in New York City.

Both tickets were bought at the Stop and Shop on Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.

Last night’s winning numbers were 18, 36, 45, 47, 69 and Powerball 14.

Lottery players are rushing to the store in the Bulls Head section of Staten Island to try their luck.

“That’s amazing. Just awesome,” said Marianne Marciante. “I’m so happy for them. Maybe next time it’ll be me.”

No one has come forward to claim the $1 million prizes yet. A regular ticket and a quick pick were both sold at the same spot. It could be two people or one who bought both.

“It could be me, who knows?” one customer told CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge.

“At this point we don’t know who it was,” said Larry DiAntonio.

He’s “Lucky Larry.” He was managing the store when the two winning tickets were sold within the last week. Fortune must follow him, because last September he was also working at another Stop and Shop in New Dorp where the giant $245 million prize was won.

“It’s kind of funny. It’s amusing. It makes me feel good,” DiAntonio said.

Now some customers won’t even buy tickets unless Lucky Larry is around.

“I only buy from Larry,” customer Annita Narkunski said.

The jackpot has grown to $495 million. Could there be yet another win under Larry’s supervision?

“There’s the law of averages, which kinda tells me I should go elsewhere. But then there’s also that lady luck,” said customer Mark Benaron.

After that first mega Staten Island win, Stop and Shop donated its $10,000 commission to a local charity. This time, the company hasn’t said what it will do yet.

Lucky Larry just hopes both the pot of cash and the commission goes to someone who needs it.

“Hopefully that money is going to a good place and hopefully again someone on Staten Island, and one of my customers,” he said.

The next Powerball drawing is set for Saturday night.

Both tickets were sold at the Stop and Shop on Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.

Staten island lottery winner

(Sept. 27, 2018) – Forty-two-year-old Nandlall Mangal, from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $245.6 million sole jackpot-winning ticket from the August 11, 2018 Powerball drawing.

Mangal, said he purchases his Lottery tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million. “I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he explained. “I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets.”

Mangal purchased a $6 Quick Pick ticket for that night’s drawing and left it on his kitchen table. “The ticket sat on my kitchen table for a week because I was out of town. I checked the website when I got back and was surprised that I won the jackpot!”

Staten Island’s newest Lottery multi-millionaire claimed his prize in the form of a trust. On behalf of The Sea & Sand Trust, he has chosen to receive his Powerball prize as a one-time lump sum payment totaling $99,321,975 after required withholdings.

When asked how it feels to be a new Lottery multi-millionaire Mangal said, “Shocking! Right now I just plan to relax and see where it goes from there.”

Mangal did say he plans to use a portion of his winnings to travel. “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Stop & Shop on Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island.

Mangal is the 91st New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.

The New York Lottery contributed $ 1,337,283,719 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts throughout the five boroughs of New York City during fiscal year 2017-2018.

New York State Gaming Commission, Division of the Lottery

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-2018 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.

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 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369).

(Sept. 27, 2018) – Forty-two-year-old Nandlall Mangal, from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $245.6 million sole jackpot-winning ticket from the August 11, 2018 Powerball drawing. Mangal, said he purchases his Lottery tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million. “I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he explained. “I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets.”