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Toddler picks out winning NY lottery ticket

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This little girl has the Midas touch.

Two-year-old Anaya Hussain picked the New York Poker ticket that made her mother an instant millionaire.

"She touched it," an excited Afsheen Ahsan said Tuesday as she and eight other Lottery winners collected their winnings. "If she didn't touch it, I wouldn't have taken it. She's lucky."

A stay-at-home mom from Bay Ridge, Ahsan said she had just popped into the Top Convenience store in Brooklyn on Jan. 30 when her daughter reached over and placed her hand on a ticket.

Taking that as a sign, Ahsan, 34, said she bought a ticket — and the next thing she knew they were on Easy Street.

"I am happy," the Pakistani immigrant said. "I'm going on vacation, but I have no idea where. I want to start a business too, a grocery store."

Ahsan and boyfriend, Sayed Hussain, a 40-year-old grocery store worker, will have plenty of seed money — $31,152-a-year until 2031.

Several other local lottery winners also received oversized checks from Yolanda Vega at the Resorts World Casino in Queens.

Ron Hale, a security officer at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, collected a $1 million Powerball prize on behalf of his 110 co-workers. He said his group, "Friends Win Together," invest $20 in lottery tickets every marking period.

"I walked in Monday morning and they said, 'We won!'," recalled Hale, of Ridgewood, Queens. "I checked the email, and reality set in. I was like, 'Wow!' We actually won a million dollars.'"

Yakov Sheydvasser, 61, of Staten Island, was five times as lucky. He won $5 million playing "Set For Life," purchasing the winning scratch ticket on Feb. 16 at the Aman store on 20th Ave in Brooklyn.

His daughter, Janet, said it's time he took mom on a real vacation.

"They have never been on vacation for 20 years, so they deserve one," she said.

Sheydvasser quickly agreed. "Maybe the Bahamas," he said.

Bruce Magistro, 44, an unemployed construction worker from Long Island, said he cried when he realized he'd won $1 million from the Extreme Cash scratch off ticket.

"Then I thought, 'God, this will take care of all my money problems,'" the father of three said. "When that's all done, I'll still have money left over. I'll help my kids with everything with college."

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Posted: March 14, 2012, 7:51 am - IP Logged

Who needs Lottery Wheels, Deflate 4 or Inspector 3? Just bring in a kid and let them do all hard work for you.    Hippy

Congrat's to the lucky winners.   Party

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    Posted: March 14, 2012, 8:27 am - IP Logged

    I guess I should start taking my 13 & 14 year with me when I buy tickets....LOL...

    Congrats to all the winners....... Hurray!

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      Posted: March 14, 2012, 8:33 am - IP Logged

       The toddlers are the exact ones that are in tune to their "feelings" and intuition and they are usually ALWAYS correct!!!

      Since they have not been "socialized" yet!

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        Posted: March 14, 2012, 9:46 am - IP Logged

        I am thinking of renting a toddler for my next trip to purchase a lottery ticket!  Disney

        dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

         

        Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!


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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 9:50 am - IP Logged

          I am thinking of renting a toddler for my next trip to purchase a lottery ticket!  Disney

          Great minds think alike! Lol.

           

          She wants to start a business. She should LEAD THE KID!

          "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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            Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            Congrats to the lucky winners.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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              Posted: March 14, 2012, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

              Rent a Toddler LLC  Cheers

              $200M+ Jackpots are great for business Jester Laugh

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

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                Posted: March 14, 2012, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                For all of you ready to bring a toddler with you to buy lottery tickets, are you prepared to blame the toddler when you don't win? Smile Lurking

                 

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                  Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                  For all of you ready to bring a toddler with you to buy lottery tickets, are you prepared to blame the toddler when you don't win? Smile Lurking

                  Wow, your a negative thinker! Kids always win.   Hyper  If not........back to the rental agency they go.    Razz

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                    Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Wow, your a negative thinker! Kids always win.   Hyper  If not........back to the rental agency they go.    Razz

                    Get one with red hair, singing ...

                    Ticket is gonna win ..
                    Tomorrow
                    Buy a line or two for
                    Tomorrow
                    There'll be fun ...

                    When you check your numbers
                    Tomorrow
                    Have your lawyer claim it as a trust,
                    if you must,
                    while you lay in the sun!.

                    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.


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                      Posted: March 14, 2012, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Get one with red hair, singing ...

                      Ticket is gonna win ..
                      Tomorrow
                      Buy a line or two for
                      Tomorrow
                      There'll be fun ...

                      When you check your numbers
                      Tomorrow
                      Have your lawyer claim it as a trust,
                      if you must,
                      while you lay in the sun!.

                      Mine is a brunette that already knows how to do some stand-up comedy. She promised to make me laugh if the tickets are duds.    Hippy

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                        Posted: March 14, 2012, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                        For all of you ready to bring a toddler with you to buy lottery tickets, are you prepared to blame the toddler when you don't win? Smile Lurking

                        Green laughNice shot Todd .......

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                          I didn't know $35,000 a year classifies someone as living on easy street in NYC!  I thought that amount would barely cover the rent of a 2 bedroom apartment.  I am super amazed she will start a grocery store biz with it.

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                            Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                            I take mine with me to the store and let them press the selector on the machine....rotten monsters have won more than I have when it comes to scratchoffs

                            Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way