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Lucky Duck: $1,000,000 Lottery Prize Claimed By NY Man
A Long Island man has claimed a winning lottery prize worth $1 million.
Vincent Franco, of Patchogue, hit it big on the Cash X20 scratch-off game, according to the New York Lottery.
Franco received a lump sum payment of $494,760 after paying taxes.
The lucky ticket was purchased in Holbrook, at the Akshar Card & Gift at 342 Union Avenue.
As of Tuesday, June 6, there were two top prizes remaining on the Cash X20 ticket, lottery officials said.
Players can check their tickets on the New York Lottery website.
New York scratch-off games generated over $4.5 billion in total sales during …
Casting Call: Youngsters Needed For Netflix Movie Filming In Tristate Area
Netflix is looking for two young boys to star in their next feature film, which is shooting right here in the tristate area, according to a casting notice at Backstage.
The first role is for Mookie, an 11-year-old. Mookie is described as being white, very overweight and on a strict diet who gets bullied, according to the casting notice.
"Privately his sense of humor can make you laugh, but his vulnerability will make you cry," the notice reads.
Mookie is not athletic, but loves sports, and being a fan of baseball is a "plus," according to the notice.
The second role is fo…
Taylor Swift MetLife Stadium Tickets Are Still Available — At This Price, Or More
Seeing Taylor Swift on her leg of the Eras Tour comes with a price.
As of Tuesday, May 16, there were about 470 tickets left for her Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27 shows at MetLife stadium in northern New Jersey's Meadowlands, and 650 remaining for the May 28 show, according to Stubhub.
That is, if you're willing to fork over $1,700 — at least.
That's around the starting price for tickets in the upper zone, but if you want an unrestricted view, you'll have to spend between $2,000 and $5,000.
The first row of section 11 is also available, just one seat for $10,200.
This Hudson Valley Eatery Ranks Among NY's Top 11 Pizzerias, Report Says
It's no secret that most think of New York City when it comes to the best eateries to find delicious pizza in the Empire State.
But new rankings of 11 of the best pizza places in New York State include plenty of places beyond the five boroughs, including the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Capital Region.
Yes, the first pizzeria listed in the story posted on the "I Love NY" blog is in NYC: the original Paulie Gee's, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which was cited for its "chewy, charred crust, tangy sauce, and high-quality cheese."
Checking in at No. 2 in the rankings is nestled in N…
$1,000,000 Winner: Hudson Valley Man Claims Powerball Prize
A lucky Westchester County resident has claimed a $1,000,000 second-place Powerball Prize.
The New York Lottery announced on Friday, May 5 that Everald Anderson matched the first five Powerball numbers drawn on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.
The winning numbers were 06-14-16-34-66 with the Powerball number of 25.
Anderson received a single lump sum payment of $651,004 after the required withholdings, the NY Lottery said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lucky Trading 486 at 486 Main St. in New Rochelle. (Shown in the image above.)
New York’s Powerball game generated $358,376,004 i…
Time To Get Footloose: Bacon Brothers Bringing Musical Act To Hudson Valley
Move over, Jonas Brothers; the Bacon Brothers are coming to town.
The band, which consists of actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, is set to perform at four different venues across New York as part of their annual summer tour.
“Bound by blood and a mutual love of American roots music, The Bacon Brothers have spent the past quarter-century in a creative whirl, funneling their shared DNA into a genre-bending sound,” reads their website.
Since their founding in 1995, the duo has taken that sound - described as a blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences - around the globe, inclu…