Long Island residents claim New York Lottery winnings totaling $16 million

A few lucky Long Island residents are in a new tax bracket after playing the New York Lottery and hitting it rich.



The biggest jackpot of $13 million went to Seaford couple John and Sharon Ventrice. They say their son purchased two tickets for $10 each at the Citgo on Hicksville Road in Plainview last month.



As part of a sales promotion, he also brought two Quick Picks home to his dad. Ventrice says he scratched off the numbers and couldn't believe when he learned in seconds that he was a millionaire.



The three other winners all won $1 million each and bought their tickets in West Babylon, Valley Stream and Mount Sinai respectively. They all opted for the lump sum payout.


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