The New York State Lottery just confirmed a group of coworkers won $2 million playing Powerball. The ticket was sold in the Hudson Valley.

The winning ticket was sold in what's been recently called the "luckiest" store in New York State.

$1 Million Powerball Winner Sold in Newburgh, Orange County


A second-prize ticket for the Nov. 5 Powerball drawing was sold in the Town of Newburgh. The winning ticket was sold at the Smokes 4 Less located at 59 North Plank Road.

The winning numbers were 28 45 53 56 69 Powerball 20. The $2 million winning ticket matched all five numbers, but not the Powerball.

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The ticket was worth $2 million because the coworkers played the Powerball Powerplay.


"When purchased, the Powerplay feature allows players to multiply a non-jackpot prize up to 10 times. Powerplay may be added to any Powerball wager at the time of purchase for an additional $1 per wager," the New York State Lottery states.

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A group of nine coworkers purchased the $2 million winning ticket, according to the New York State Lottery.

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Each received their payment as a single lump sum after required withholdings.

The winners include:

  • David Nicotera of Utica who received $1,302,001
  • Jorge Nicasio Polanco of Brewster, MA who received $81,375
  • Ariel Morel Pena of Fort Lauderdale, FL who received $81,375
  • Leandro Toribio Fana of Fort Lauderdale, FL who received $81,375
  • Erick Suarez of Carolina, PR who won $81,375
  • Emannuel Peguero Vasquez of Acworthy, GA who won $81,375
  • Joan Spartan of Manhattan who won $76,530.50
  • Esther Rodriguez-Rodriguez of the Bronx who won $76,530.50
  • Carlos Ferreiras Luna of South Ozone Park who won $76,530.50

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