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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Although we've wrapped today's live coverage, this post contains a rundown of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For a daily roundup of tweets from the Newsday team, scroll down.
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LI STORE SOLD WINNING LOTTO TICKET
A New York Lottery ticket purchased at a store in Glen Cove is worth $68,883.50, according to The New York Lottery. The lottery released a statement Wednesday announcing that the top-prize-winning ticket for the May 13 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at 43 Glen Cove Inc. on Glen Cove Avenue.
The winning numbers were 09-15-17-31-38.
The lottery said 182 players also purchased tickets containing four of the five drawn numbers. These are each worth $567.50.
It is encouraging everyone who purchased a ticket to check their tickets again, as they could be holding a winner. Tickets expire one year after the game’s drawing.
The winners may claim the ticket at any one of the lottery’s Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Long Island office at 45 S. Service Rd., Plainview. To learn more about how to redeem a prize, visit nylottery.ny.gov.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
MEADOWBROOK PWKY. The right and center southbound lanes between Exit M5 (NY 24) and Exit M6 (Southern State Parkway) were blocked for most of the afternoon due to a truck hitting an overpass bridge, but have since re-opened. Full story: nwsdy.li/1iMmqL0
For the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.
MISSING GIRL FOUND
A Brentwood teen who went missing from her home on March 22 has been found, according to Suffolk County police, which issued an update on the case Tuesday. Police say Cierra English, 15, did not sustain any injuries during the time of her disappearance.
FIRE AT HUNTINGTON SALON
A section of NY 25A in Huntington was closed for most of the morning and afternoon due to a fire and subsequent arson investigation that ravaged a Main Street hair salon. Full story: nwsdy.li/1sOoIAZ
Tonight will be overcast with a 50 percent chance of rain and a low around 55 degrees.