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NY woman wins $1M a year for life

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It was a Hanukkah miracle!

Long Island mom Yuliya Lankri said her husband's holiday gift of a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket will pay $1 million a year for life — with a guarantee of at least $20 million.

"Miracles happen, and they happen on Hanukkah, and I believe in that," beamed Lankri, 37, of Valley Stream, at a press conference called by the state Lottery Commission in late January.

The stay-at-home housewife and mother of three said her husband, Gabriel, 46, bought the $30 "Win $1,000,000 a Year For Life" ticket on Dec. 21 at a Queens Village store.

"It's all yours, baby," he told her when he got home.

Yuliya, who immigrated to America from Russia two decades ago, used a penny to scratch off the ticket and realized, to her amazement, she'd won an annual check of $661,800 after taxes.

"I didn't believe it. I just said, 'It's impossible,' and I said we would go in tomorrow and see.

"But my husband said, 'No, no no. We're going in today. It's real, baby,' " she said.

When they found out he was right, Gabriel tried to insist the prize was all hers, "but I said, 'No, no. It's ours,' " she said.

She said she and her husband "have been happily married for 19 years," and the first thing the money will buy them is a romantic weekend in Paris this spring without the kids.

It also will pay for college for the kids, two girls, ages 16 and 14, and a 4-year-old boy, and "maybe one day, we'll get a new house."

Once she heard about the windfall, their older daughter asked for a Mercedes. Her youngest just wants Transformers toys.

"The 14-year-old, she doesn't care. She said, 'Don't worry, this [first] million dollars is going to go so fast and you'll have nothing left,' " her mom said.

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Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:28 am - IP Logged

Very happy for this deserving couple! Congratulations.  Party

Now if they only sold ticket's like that in my neck of the woods.  Roll Eyes

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    Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:30 am - IP Logged

    Great and wonderfull story .. good way to start the morning ..god bless and congrats to her .... miricale happends to those who believe in it Thumbs Up...long island yes baby keep it coming down to the east end ...

    PETS#=105-215

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      Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:30 am - IP Logged

      Very happy for this deserving couple! Congratulations.  Party

      Now if they only sold ticket's like that in my neck of the woods.  Roll Eyes

      Party

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        Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:36 am - IP Logged

        Nice!

        My Greatgrandpap came to America with 1 piece of luggage and a dream ............

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          fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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          Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:45 am - IP Logged

          Nice!

          My Greatgrandpap came to America with 1 piece of luggage and a dream ............

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          Was the dream about winning the lottery?

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            Posted: February 8, 2012, 10:10 am - IP Logged

            "The 14-year-old, she doesn't care. She said, 'Don't worry, this [first] million dollars is going to go so fast and you'll have nothing left,' " her mom said.

            Smart kid.

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              Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

              PartyDanceDisneyWhite BounceLovies  What a great Win for someone that seems that they will actually enloy it. Would hate to see some 80+ yr old win this kind of prize

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                Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to the lucky lady!

                When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

                There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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                  Posted: February 8, 2012, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                  For Life White Bounce

                  "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                    Posted: February 8, 2012, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                    PartyDanceDisneyWhite BounceLovies  What a great Win for someone that seems that they will actually enloy it. Would hate to see some 80+ yr old win this kind of prize

                    That makes no sense, since several folks are living (usually uncomfortably) to 100 years old these days, AND these annuities are all transferable to an heir(s) upon one's death!

                    Disney

                    Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                      Posted: February 8, 2012, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Yuliya, your husband sure has powerful 'picking power,' doesn't he? 

                      With sharing amongst themselves, now the Lankri Family will be able to afford a more comfortable lifestyle for the rest of their lifetime.

                      Group Hug

                      Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                        Posted: February 8, 2012, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                        PartyDanceDisneyWhite BounceLovies  What a great Win for someone that seems that they will actually enloy it. Would hate to see some 80+ yr old win this kind of prize

                        Why wouldn't an 80+ year old enjoy it?


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: February 8, 2012, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Great story and I'm glad for them.

                          One thing I wonder about though is how they can call it "For Life" when it's only for 20 years.

                          A lot of games say that.

                          What happened to truth in advertising?


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: February 8, 2012, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                            Was the dream about winning the lottery?

                            Not in 1894! Thud