$60K Take 5 Ticket Sold in Albany County
Check your Take 5 lottery ticket. Somebody in Albany County may be sitting on some pretty serious money right now and they may not even know it.
If you played Take 5 from the New York State Lottery on Tuesday night, your winning ticket could be worth over 60 thousand dollars; $61,559 to be exact.
According to the New York State Lottery and News 10 ABC, the ticket sold to the grand prize winner of the March 2nd Take 5 game was purchased at the Hannaford Store on Wolf Road in Albany. The winning numbers from Tuesday nights game were 2, 23, 26, 30 and 39.
While 61K isn't necessarily life-changing money, during a pandemic you can do a heck of a lot worse than winning what for many people is an entire year's salary. And it's no easy feat. Smartluck.com says the odds of winning the Take 5 first prize jackpot in New York are one in 575,757.
You choose five numbers from 1 to 39 to play New York Take Five. Each game is $1 to play and drawings are held every day.
The Capital Region has had its share of big-time cashes within the last year or so from the New York State Lottery.
A year ago in January, a scratch-off called "Make My Year" was sold at the Cumberland Farms in Glens Falls. It was a 2.5 million dollar hit for one lucky Capital Region native.
Back in February of 2020, there was a million dollar scratch off winner sold at a Stewart's in Gloversville and that was from a game called "Make My Month." Of course, the grand daddy of them all; back in September a 95 million dollar Powerball winning jackpot ticket was sold in Saratoga County.