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New Hyde Park Resident Wins $250,000 in Mega Millions

Abraham Thomas takes home cash as part of August 31 lotto drawing.

Abraham Thomas will be able to go on a bit of a spending spree now.

The New York Lottery announced on Tuesday that the New Hyde Park resident had won $250,002 playing the Mega Millions on August 31.

Thomas purchased the winning ticket at 79-07 Express News at 79-07 Main St. in Flushing, Queens.

The winning numbers for the August 31 drawing were 31, 40, 41, 47 and 48 with 45 being the Mega Ball.

In order to win the $250,000 second-place prize, Thomas had to get all five regular  numbers correct. The odds of receiving the payout was 3,904,701 to 1.

Another New Hyde Park resident had won a $10,000 payout the week before.

Geoffrey Walter (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 09:04 PM
The following comment was posted to the New Hyde Park Patch Facebook page by Earnest Meddley Dalton III: “That’s always the news to hear.”
Brennan Newfield September 19, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Scoring a big lottery jackpot like that would have me set for the rest of my life! The first thing I would do is hire a good financial advisor to help come up with a plan that will make that money grow and help my family out for generations... Instead of blowing through it all in a few months like some winners do! I'm following this system I found online (simply titled "Lottery Method"; here's a review if you're interested: http://gamblingsystemreviews.net/lottery-method/ ) It's true that the lottery is mostly a game of chance, but this ebook tells you which numbers have historically had the most success, which ones rarely come up, and mistakes people make when choosing their numbers. I'm quite certain my chances are increased now that I know these tactics.

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