What does a college student, two postal workers and a retired NYC Department of Environmental Protection employee in common? They are all lottery winners from New York! Watch this.
Elizabeth Kelly and Randi Bernstein have a simple system for playing the lottery: Bernstein buys the tickets and Kelly checks the results. That arrangement has been going on for sometime, but this time the results surprised the two friends. They won $8.3 million. Their winning entry was one of four $2 quick picks that Bernstein bought for the draw.
They have gone to the lottery offices to claim their prize since, with each receiving a check for $1,796,279 net of taxes. Bernstein says she wants to get work done on her home and to buy a new car. Kelly is still thinking about what she should do with her winnings.
Other winners include Anokye Kwaku, a retired NYC Department of Environmental Protection employee who won $5,000 a week for life, and student Roland Bechan who won a $3 million instant ticket prize.