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Lottery adds 3 LIers to million-dollar club

From left to right: Nikolaie Haidu, 48 of

From left to right: Nikolaie Haidu, 48 of Lindenhurst, Sangyol Paek, 54, of Plainview, and Alvin Cresencia, 42 of Hicksville pose for a photo inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens with their ceremonial checks. (Oct. 4, 2012) Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Long Island has three new $1 million lottery winners in its midst -- a mail house supervisor from Hicksville, a deli owner from Plainview, and a freight company employee from Lindenhurst.

They and others received those big ceremonial checks, totaling $19 million, Thursday at a ceremony at Resorts World Casino, Queens, according to the New York Lottery.

Alvin Cresencia, 42, of Hicksville, won in the Aug. 23 Sweet Million drawing and will net $661,800 after taxes, the lottery said. A mail house employee, he bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1003 Fulton St., Farmingdale.

Sangyol Paek, 54, of Plainview, won a top prize in the Payday scratch-off game. Paek, a deli owner, bought her ticket at B Quick Printers, 46 W. John St., Hicksville. She will get payouts of $50,000 a year for 20 years, netting $33,090 a year, the lottery said.

Nikolaie Haidu, 48, of Lindenhurst, a freight car company employee, won a top prize on the Ruby Red X12 scratch-off game. He bought his ticket in a lobby store at 235 E. 42nd St., Manhattan, and will receive 20 annual payments of $50,000, netting $33,090 a year, the lottery said.

In addition, Lee Byrnes Truss of Port Washington was one of 12 co-workers from a Manhattan-based financial services firm to split winnings of the $1 million Powerball second-prize drawing Aug. 1, the lottery said. The group will share the $661,803 net winnings, the lottery said. Their ticket was bought at Hylan Family Inc. in Staten Island.


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