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Brooklyn Woman Reinvests Lottery Winnings and Hits $5,000,000 Jackpot

Amerida Quintana
$5 Million
Brooklyn , May 29, 2018

Sixty-four-year-old Amerida Quintana of Brooklyn has claimed the top prize of $5,000,000 on a $5,000,000 Bankroll scratch-off game.  The retired caretaker used $30 she won on another ticket to purchase her jackpot winner.

“I play this game a lot and always buy four at a time,” Quintana explained.

Quintana scratched her tickets in the store and tried to remain calm when she realized her good fortune.  “I screamed inside. I kept quiet about winning. One lady asked if I won anything and I said ‘no, no, no,’” she explained.

The $5,000,000 prize is paid out as a one-time lump sum payment.  Quintana will receive a net check totaling $3,165,200 after required withholdings.

Quintana plans to use her money to help her children and continue to play the Lottery.  “I just want to enjoy life and not care what anyone else thinks. Why keep it in the bank when it’s meant to be spent,” Quintana said about her big win.

Quintana is the 44th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hudson News Port Authority at 625 8th Avenue in Manhattan.

As of this writing there are two outstanding top prizes available on the $5,000,000 Bankroll ticket.  Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by clicking the Instant Games Reports link at

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