Queens was a lucky charm for three people who, although didn’t win the jackpot during Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, still have one million reasons to be jumping with joy.
The trio — who have yet to be identified — individually won the second-place prize of $1 million, in which they had to match five numbers, not including the Powerball number, according to NBC.
The winning tickets were sold at Good Lucky Charm Gift Shop, Inc. at 60-50 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood; PKG Enterprises, Inc. at 118-17 Liberty Ave. in South Richmond Hill; and Plaza South Convenience & Grocery at 25-08A Queens Plaza South in Long Island City.
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Two other $1 million tickets were sold in New York — one in Stony Point and the other in Bethpage.
Three second-prize tickets were also sold in New Jersey and three in Connecticut.
The Powerball hit a record-breaking prize of $1.58 billion for Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.
Three people for California, Tennessee and Florida will be splitting the grand prize — each will take home $528.8 million, Reuters reported.
If Wednesday’s drawing saw no winners, the jackpot prize would have gone up to $2 billion.