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Ann Pierce
$1 Million
Rensselaer , Jan 09, 2019

Fifty-four-year-old Ann Pierce is the most recent New Yorker to claim a $1,000,000 Powerball second prize.  The Rensselaer resident matched the first five numbers drawn for the October 24 drawing earning her a $1,000,000 payday.

“Powerball is my favorite game,” explained Pierce.  “I play for fun.”

The winning Powerball numbers for the October 24th drawing were 03-21-45-53-56 Powerball 22.

The $1,000,000 Powerball second prize is paid as a one-time lump sum payment.  Pierce will receive a net check totaling $671,803 after required withholdings.

“Winning is amazing.  I am so grateful!” said Pierce.  “I plan to buy a new car, take a vacation, help family and invest wisely.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Stewart’s Shops on Troy Road in East Greenbush.

The New York Lottery contributed $29,791,674 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Rensselaer County during fiscal year 2017-2018.

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-2018 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.

New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the State's toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369). 

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