Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sometimes lightning strikes twice

From the NY Times:

Sometimes Bharat Patel buys New York Lottery tickets, but never at the store he manages on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. He does not want his customers to think the fix is in.

They might see fit to wonder. Twice in the last eight weeks, the store, the Shiv Convenience Store, has sold lottery tickets with big payoffs. First there was the $133 million Mega Millions jackpot won by Aubrey Boyce, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority collection agent from Kew Gardens.

Over the weekend, the store sold another winning ticket, for the Take 5 drawing on Sunday. That ticket — the only first-prize ticket sold for that drawing — was worth $66,053.

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