By Carol Tannenhauser
A narrow convenience store hidden by scaffolding on 72nd Street sold three winning lottery tickets this past week, together worth $8.3 million, according to New York Lottery.
The store’s name? Lucky Choice!
“So??” I greeted Ali, the clerk at Lucky Choice Convenience, on 72nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam, by phone, at 7 a.m., on Friday morning.
“How do you feel??” I asked, breathlessly.
“Good,” Ali answered.
“I mean, about the lottery…you know, three tickets from this one store…what are the odds? Do you think it has something to do with the name?”
There was no getting a rise out of him! It was just another day at the office.
No one has yet called or come in to present the winning tickets, Ali said, but he promised to call WSR if anyone does. It was not immediately clear if all three tickets had been bought by the same person or were purchased by multiple people (which seems unlikely given that the odds of winning the top lottery prize are 1 in 45 million). Each winning ticket is worth $2.76 million, before taxes.
Winners, if you’re out there, congratulations, and let us know!