WOODBURY - Four Long Island residents are now millionaires thanks to the New York State Lottery.

Thomas Mainella, an electrician from Melville, spoke with News 12 about his win.

“There was a big traffic jam on the Southern State. A truck hit an overpass. I had to find a short-cut home,” said Mainella. On the way, he decided to buy a scratch-off ticket from his favorite stationary store. The win made him $5 million richer.

Each of the lottery winners played scratch-off games: Maximum Millions, Million Dollar Money Clip, Set for Life and Black Diamonds.

For an extended interview with one of the winners, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.