Play it Again, Mike: Wins $1 Million in New York


Michael Pozzi of Central Islip, New York is $1,000,000 richer thanks to the New York Lottery’s Draw Game feature called Play it Again.

The feature allows Lottery players to buy an exact duplicate of a ticket they purchased within the last 30 days. Pozzi chose to use the feature because he liked the set of numbers on a Quick Pick Powerball ticket he previously purchased.

I’ve been using these numbers for a couple of months. I’ve used play it again for a couple of games. If the numbers seem like an odd set or I think they could win I’ll play them again.

The strategy paid off for Pozzi when he bought his Powerball ticket for the April 30 drawing on his way home from a trip to a store. Pozzi’s Play it Again ticket matched the first five numbers drawn that night making the 50-year-old $1,000,000 richer.

I scanned my ticket the day after the drawing and the terminal said big winner, explained Pozzi. I scanned it again to be sure and then went straight home to check my computer. When it finally hit me that I matched five numbers I thought “Oh my God, it’s $1,000,000!’


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