Jackpot! NY Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize

A New York man has five million more reasons to be smiling.

William O’Donnell.

William O’Donnell.

Photo Credit: New York Lottery

Long Island resident William O’Donnell, of Babylon, claimed a $5 million top prize playing the NY Lottery’s Cash X100 scratch-off game, lottery officials announced.

O’Donnell received a single lump sum payment of $3,255,000 after paying taxes.

He purchased the incredibly lucky ticket in Lindenhurst, at the Maakrupa Super Stop located at 200A Montauk Highway.

Scratch-off games ginned up more than $4.4 billion in sales during fiscal year 2022-2023, according to New York Lottery. Of that, school districts in Suffolk County received more than $359.4 million in Lottery Aid to Education funds.

Players can check their ticket status on the New York Lottery website.

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