It was a lucky '13 for five $1 million New York lottery winners.
The newly flush quintet came forward Friday to collect its winnings, with the checks expected to arrive just in time for 2014, state lottery officials said.
Three hailed from New York City and two from Long Island, and all took a lump sum payout after taxes.
The winners included Long Island landscaper Marvin Rosales-Martinez, who found the answer to his fiscal prayers was blowing in the wind.
The 27-year-old Hicksville man was raking leaves in October 2012 when he spied a dampened "Win for Life" ticket floating on the breeze.
When the ticket came to earth in a pile of leaves and lawn clippings, Rosales-Martinez made his move.
"It was all wet, and I took it home and I dried it," he recounted. "When I found out I had won, I felt very lucky. I felt very happy."
But the landscaper had a long wait to cash in on his good fortune. Lottery officials conducted a yearlong investigation to ensure the winning ticket was legit and no one else tried to claim it as theirs.
"It's a lot of money," said the Spanish-speaking Rosales-Martinez through an interpreter. "I'm going to help my family, buy a bunch of little gifts and invest some of it."
Keith Robinson, 55, matched his winning Mega Millions numbers while reading the newpaper. The five winning digits led to a $623,040 payoff for the Harlem man.
Queens resident Karlene Zephirin was one day away from unemployment when she scored with a Powerball ticket. She bought the lucky ticket at a 7-Eleven near her job.
"When I went into work, my friend said someone at the 7-Eleven won and I should check my ticket," said Zephirin, 44. "But I didn't think anything of it."
When Zephirin finally checked at lunch, "I was shocked," she recalled. "I couldn't believe it. I was in shock. I'm still in shock."
The other two big winners were identified as Nathan Wilson, 55, of Staten Island, and Isai Cortez, 53, of Bay Shore, L.I.
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