$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Cohoes
March 28, 2019 02:17 PM
COHOES - It may not be the top prize – that one was sold in Wisconsin – but a second place winning Powerball ticket was sold at LePage’s Market in Cohoes. It woke up owners Tony and Sandy LePage early Thursday. It was the first winning Powerball ticket to hit this year. The jackpot had rolled over since late December.
"When it's $40 million people don't get excited but when it gets to be about a half a billion dollars, you start to get a lot of extra play,” said Tony LePage. He and Sandy have been in the retail business since 1974.
“So people were coming in and instead of playing $2, they play $10, you get people that play $100 but yea, the bigger the better."
It was one of seven second place tickets that matched all five numbers but not the Powerball. The others were sold in Arizona, California, Indiana, Missouri and New Jersey.
The market is located on North Mohawk Street at the corner of Manor Ave. People there are understandably very excited.
"A friend of mine always buys scratch-offs here,” said customer Kimberly Elting. “Every time she buys one she wins $100, $500, $300. He's got the luckiest tickets. Me on the other hand, every time I win, I win $2."
"People get excited and they're going to come in and check their tickets and while they're checking their tickets they're buying more tickets for the next drawing or a scratch off ticket,” said Tony. “So it's good for us, it's good for the lottery and it's good publicity."
This is not the store's only brush with lottery luck. Find out how else they've been lucky in the past by watching the video of John Craig's story.
Updated: March 28, 2019 02:17 PM
Created: March 28, 2019 11:09 AM
Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved