One Schenectady store is home to not one, but two winning Powerball tickets from the drawing on Monday, June 20.

I don’t play the lottery, so my initial question was how two tickets with the exact same number were sold at the exact same shop. Maybe it was a copycat? Like somebody picked numbers at the counter, walked off, and the person behind them in line sauntered up to the checkout and said, “eh, I’ll have what she had.” Did two people ask for random numbers and the cashier just hit them with the ole Control+C, Control+V?

Then I found out this qualified as a second place prize, which means both tickets sold in Schenectady only had to match four of the five regular numbers plus the Powerball. It’s much less fun to imagine that way, but way easier to explain. I’m betting it’s the same person, just picking one pair of wrong sequential numbers.

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What Were Monday’s Lucky Numbers?

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The winning numbers were 3-44-61-63-69 with a Powerball 13.

Which Schenectady Store Sold The Two Winners?

Both tickets were sold at Cold Spring Fuel and Food on Hamburg Street.


Also, a third winning New York ticket was sold in the Bronx.

How To Claim Your Winnings

To claim a prize of $601 and above, the New York Lottery requires you to bring your signed winning ticket, completed claim form, valid government ID, and Social Security number or FEIN to a local Prize Claim Center or to schedule an appointment at one of their Customer Service Centers.

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