Six Lucky New Yorkers Pocket a Total of $12 Million from Lottery Scratch-Offs

Wednesday August 28th, 2013New York seems to be the lucky state at the moment as yesterday six residents all showed up at Lottery headquarters to collect their winnings which totaled $12 million.

The group of lottery winners, pictured to right (image sourced from, consisted of a MTA bus driver, pharmacist, unemployed construction worker, marble polisher and a college accountant who all won a lottery prize from a variety of New York Lottery scratch-offs.

Arnon Perelman, a marble polisher from Queens, was the biggest winner who won a cool $5 million from the Set For Life game. The winning scratch-off was purchased at Andy Pharmacy in Manhattan and Perelman, along with his wife IIana, plans to spend their winning on helping their two children and other family members.

Another winner was Jamel Wright, a bus driver, who played 50X the Money scratch-off to win $3 million. Wright, a 44 year old Manhattan resident, stopped at a convenience store and purchased his winning lottery scratch-off because “he felt the luck” after taking his mom to a doctor’s appointment.

Prizes of $1 million were won by Korede Mojeed, a 64 year old retired pharmacist who immigrated to the US 30 years ago, and Sang Yoo of Elmhurst who played the Cash Blowout scratch-off game and plans to spend his wealth on his children and perhaps buy himself a new car.

Korede Waving to Reporters Image source

Korede Waving to Reporters
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Igor Topchiy, 27, also won $1 million and owes his win to his fiancée who purchased the winning Sliver & Gold scratch-off for him. This win couldn’t have come at a better time for Topchiy because he is currently unemployed. The final $1 million winner is Melissa Beck of East Meadow who played the Cash Blast scratch-off because “it was pleasing to her eyes” and plans to buy a new home.

Igor collecting his winnings Image source

Igor collecting his winnings
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New York Lottery is currently one of the biggest state lotteries in the US and gives players the chance to win prizes in a variety of lottery games which include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Sweet Millions and over 120 scratch-offs.

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