Two Nassau County men are among a group of maintenance workers who won a $1 million Powerball prize after changing their strategy from Quick Pick selections to set numbers, State Lottery officials said Thursday.
The group, who all work at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan and got the winning number combination from William Hann, 47, of Massapequa, were awarded their prize in ceremonies Thursday, lottery officials said. The group includes Guy Sicurella, 51, of Franklin Square.
Officials said the six have been playing the lottery together for five years, but normally purchased Quick Pick computer-generated tickets.
For the Oct. 23 Powerball drawing they decided to each choose a set of numbers.
The winning combination, worth a grand prize of $213 million, was 3-23-31-34-47 with a Powerball of 13 -- and was sold in California. The Federal Plaza group had all five numbers, but not the Powerball number, officials said.
A second $1 million consolation ticket was sold at a convenience store on Carman Avenue in Westbury, according to the lottery. That prize winner has yet to come forward.
Officials said each member of the Federal Plaza group would receive $166,666 before required tax withholdings.
The other group members are Joseph Curran, 28, New Windsor, Conn.; Stefano Mattelini, 46, of Astoria, Queens; Kevin Guerrero, 31, of the Bronx; and Larry Roiter, 49, of Jackson, N.J., officials said.