According to the New York Lottery, there was a local winner in yesterday afternoon's Take 5 Drawing.  The winning ticket for Thursday night's drawing was sold at a convenience store on Central Avenue in Albany, and it's for a cool $20K!

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News 10 ABC is reporting that Sham Candy and Grocery Store located at 123 Central Ave in Albany sold the winning Take 5 ticket.  The winning numbers drawn on Thursday afternoon were 6, 10, 28, 35, and 38, and one grand prize winner will be awarded $20,527.00.

While $20K isn't necessarily life-changing money, you can do a heck of a lot worse than winning a few months of bills, groceries, while still having some left for a winter vacation.

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 fistfuls of cash within the last year or so from the New York State Lottery. Back in September, there was a $23,892.50 Take 5 winner who bought the lucky ticket in Mechanicville.

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."  And Of course, the granddaddy of them all;  back in September 2020,  a 95 million dollar Powerball winning jackpot ticket was sold in Saratoga County.

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