Jackpot-winning Take 5 ticket sold in Corfu for the New York Lottery

An afternoon surprise for one lucky player!

Jackpot-winning Take 5 ticket sold in Corfu for the New York Lottery
Pilot Travel Center, located at 8484 Allegheny Rd. in Corfu, where the winning $17,986.50 Take 5 ticket was sold. Photograph credit to Flying J Travel Center.

One lucky ticket holder had to “Take 5” after seeing the numbers drawn for the April 22 midday drawing, we are sure!

The jackpot-winning ticket

The New York Lottery announced that one top-prize winning ticket was sold for the April 22 midday drawing for Take 5. The winning numbers for that drawing were 5, 18, 21, 27, and 28.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pilot Travel Center, located at 8484 Allegheny Rd. in Corfu. The prize-winning ticket was worth $17,986.50.

Take 5 - how does it work?

Take 5 from the New York Lottery is an interesting draw game, as prizes are pari-mutuel, so the amount you win can vary.

To start, players will pick five numbers from 1 to 39, or they can ask for the Quick Pick option, and the computer will generate the numbers for them. Each game costs $1 to play.

The Take 5 drawings are held twice a day, with the midday draw taking place at 2:30 p.m. ET and the evening draw taking place at 10:30 p.m. ET.

There are four prize categories in the Take 5 game, and you need at least two matching numbers. The estimated jackpot amount is $57,575.70, but this can fluctuate based on ticket sales.

For matching two numbers, players win a free Quick Pick ticket. The remaining prize categories (the top three Take 5 prizes) are pari-mutuel. What does that mean? It means a percentage of the ticket sales is allocated to each prize category, so the prizes can vary for every draw.

To break it down even more, 50% of the sales for each Take 5 draw is used as prize money. Of that money, 20% would go to the jackpot winner, 30% would go to the second prize, and 50% would go to the third prize. The winners in each prize level would evenly split whatever money is awarded to that prize level.

For Take 5 players, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 575, 757. The odds of winning any prize in Take 5 are 1 in 8.77. If you do win a prize, you have one year from the date of the drawing to claim your prize.

The New York Lottery - did you know?

The New York Lottery started in 1967 and serves as the state-operated lottery system in New York. The lottery is headquartered in Schenectady and contributes funds for public education.

The New York Lottery is North America's largest and most profitable lottery, with the lottery contributing $3.7 billion in Lottery Aid to Education last fiscal year. Since it started, the lottery has contributed more than $82 billion to New York public education, which has helped benefit more than 700 school districts across the state.

Enjoy playing the New York Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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