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8 winners claim $23.5M in jackpots at NY Lottery Halloween party

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A Bronx mom dressed as Snooki, a sanitation worker in bunny ears and a babysitter wearing a rainbow hat went trick-or-treating Monday to fetch a load of money.

Eight New York Lottery winners were invited to a Halloween shindig they'll never forget, taking home a total of $23.5 million in jackpots.

"It's not going to change my life, but it's going to change my lifestyle," said city sanitation worker Clayton Wint, 51, of Brooklyn, who picked up an oversized check for nearly $1 million at the Abracadabra Superstore in Chelsea.

Dressed in a top hat and bunny ears, Wint swapped stories with other lucky Lottery players accepting oversized checks from state Lottery hosts Jina Myers and Yolanda Vega.

Wint hit a $1 million New York Poker scratch-off prize last month, just in time for his upcoming 19th wedding anniversary.

"I'm going to take my wife on a trip. I don't know where yet, maybe Hawaii or a Bahamas cruise," he said, adding that he's also plans to buy a diamond ring for his significant other.

Bronx stay-at-home mom Gina Ruisi, 43, hit a $9.5 million Lotto jackpot Oct. 5, using the birthdays of her children and her deceased father to pick the winning numbers.

"I'm going to put the money away for my children," said Ruisi, dressed as reality TV star Snooki from "The Jersey Shore."

Wearing a rainbow hat, babysitter Jasmine Jones, 44, of Queens, said she plans to splurge on a party for family and friends with some of $3 million she scored Oct. 11 on a Triple Million scratch-off ticket.

Other winners included Karen Dennis, 68, of Staten Island who won $5 million on a Set For Life scratch off game. Jei Pierre, 48, of Valley Stream, L.I., is set for life after purchasing A $1,000 A Week for Life ticket.

Andrea Wurthmann, 53, of North Massapequa, L.I., scored a million dollars on a Cashward scratch-off game. Long Island grandparents Salvatore and Patricia Manzitto shared the $3 million Make Me Rich jackpot Oct. 20.

Patricia Manzitto, 78, of Westhampton took credit for making their dreams come true.

I told him to keep himself busy and get out of the house, she said of her 71-year-old husband, who took her advice and went out and bought their winning ticket.

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Posted: November 1, 2011, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

Congrats !

I hope that my story is next ! Dance

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    Hard Luck, Ak
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    Posted: November 1, 2011, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

    "In other news, One ticket matched all 6 numbers in the Wed Nov 2 Powerball jackpot! The winner requested minimal publicity."

                                                                                        Sun Smiley

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      Right here...can't you see me?
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      Posted: November 1, 2011, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      "In other news, One ticket matched all 6 numbers in the Wed Nov 2 Powerball jackpot! The winner requested minimal publicity."

                                                                                          Sun Smiley

      Thanks for remembering me....but I really don't want the attention. ;)

      No No

      Don't cry over spilled milk.  Go milk another cow!!

      Stephanie

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        Posted: November 1, 2011, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats !

        I hope that my story is next ! Dance

        wear a holloween coustume to hide your I.D. at forced press conference.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: November 1, 2011, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

          wear a holloween coustume to hide your I.D. at forced press conference.

          Yeah, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking!

           

          And here, these guys were GIVEN that opportunity - and it looks like they still wanted to be seen and not anonymous (by being, say, a clown in full make-up).

          "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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            Posted: November 1, 2011, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

            wear a holloween coustume to hide your I.D. at forced press conference.

            Doesn't happen in Pennsylvania unless you agree to it !

            Sun Smiley will my Veyron put a smile on the faces of "Occupy Pittsburgh" ?

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              egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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              Posted: November 1, 2011, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking!

               

              And here, these guys were GIVEN that opportunity - and it looks like they still wanted to be seen and not anonymous (by being, say, a clown in full make-up).

              ya,can't imagine who wants to look like a clown ? ex. a clown.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: November 1, 2011, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                Doesn't happen in Pennsylvania unless you agree to it !

                Sun Smiley will my Veyron put a smile on the faces of "Occupy Pittsburgh" ?

                did'nt know,grew up in philly.

                bought first lottery tic. in 73? .

                left pa. in 83.

                what is a veyron ?

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: November 2, 2011, 3:16 am - IP Logged

                  Hurray!congrat's too all the winners, enjoy!

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                    Posted: November 2, 2011, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to all the winners, Enjoy.

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                      Posted: November 2, 2011, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                      Awesome! Congratulations Guys!

                      Party

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                        Posted: November 2, 2011, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                        did'nt know,grew up in philly.

                        bought first lottery tic. in 73? .

                        left pa. in 83.

                        what is a veyron ?

                        Haymaker,

                         

                        If I may, I'd like to help answer your question.

                        The Bugatti Veyron is the most awesome car in the world.  It's the fastest production car ever made.

                        Some quick facts:

                        - It goes 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds

                        - It has reached 268 mph

                        - To go into "ludicrous speed" mode (those of you familiar with the Mel Brooks movie "Spaceballs" will know that reference) which they call top speed mode, the driver must come to a complete stop first and then insert a second key to signal that he is ready for that mode.  The car then hunkers down to just 2 inches from the ground and it deploys a rear spoiler (to keep the car from literally taking off, as in flying, at those speeds) for top speed mode.

                        - It has over 1000 horsepower and 3 radiators (7 if you count the radiators for transmission oil, differential oil, etc.)

                        - When it's in top speed mode, it empties its enormous gas tank in just 15 minutes or so.

                        And, oh yes, it sells for over a million bucks, but it looks fantastic going through the Jack In The Box drive-through.

                        It's a lotto car, for sure.

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                          egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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                          Posted: November 2, 2011, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Haymaker,

                           

                          If I may, I'd like to help answer your question.

                          The Bugatti Veyron is the most awesome car in the world.  It's the fastest production car ever made.

                          Some quick facts:

                          - It goes 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds

                          - It has reached 268 mph

                          - To go into "ludicrous speed" mode (those of you familiar with the Mel Brooks movie "Spaceballs" will know that reference) which they call top speed mode, the driver must come to a complete stop first and then insert a second key to signal that he is ready for that mode.  The car then hunkers down to just 2 inches from the ground and it deploys a rear spoiler (to keep the car from literally taking off, as in flying, at those speeds) for top speed mode.

                          - It has over 1000 horsepower and 3 radiators (7 if you count the radiators for transmission oil, differential oil, etc.)

                          - When it's in top speed mode, it empties its enormous gas tank in just 15 minutes or so.

                          And, oh yes, it sells for over a million bucks, but it looks fantastic going through the Jack In The Box drive-through.

                          It's a lotto car, for sure.

                          well thanks,even though i'm a car guy thats not even in my universe.

                          but i did bury the needle (120 mph LOL)in my 67 buick,

                          on the 91freeway in orange county at 4 am.

                          1 other car on the road 67 olds.Smile

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            Posted: November 2, 2011, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Haymaker,

                             

                            If I may, I'd like to help answer your question.

                            The Bugatti Veyron is the most awesome car in the world.  It's the fastest production car ever made.

                            Some quick facts:

                            - It goes 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds

                            - It has reached 268 mph

                            - To go into "ludicrous speed" mode (those of you familiar with the Mel Brooks movie "Spaceballs" will know that reference) which they call top speed mode, the driver must come to a complete stop first and then insert a second key to signal that he is ready for that mode.  The car then hunkers down to just 2 inches from the ground and it deploys a rear spoiler (to keep the car from literally taking off, as in flying, at those speeds) for top speed mode.

                            - It has over 1000 horsepower and 3 radiators (7 if you count the radiators for transmission oil, differential oil, etc.)

                            - When it's in top speed mode, it empties its enormous gas tank in just 15 minutes or so.

                            And, oh yes, it sells for over a million bucks, but it looks fantastic going through the Jack In The Box drive-through.

                            It's a lotto car, for sure.

                            "my masarati does 185, i lost my lic.now i don't drive"

                            if joe walsh ever get his lic. back maybe he'll want a car,

                            thats 80 mph faster than the first one. LOL

                            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.