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New Hyde Park ranks 'luckiest' for lottery in New York State, according to a list-maker website

Yolanda Vega, right, came to Lakeville Pharmacy on

Yolanda Vega, right, came to Lakeville Pharmacy on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, to present West Babylon's Jose Hernandez and New Hyde Park's Nora Murphy with their lottery prizes. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Feelin' lucky, are ya, about any major lottery jackpot? Or maybe Friday's $84 million Mega Millions prize?

If so, head to New Hyde Park to buy your tickets. It's the "luckiest" locale in New York for winning lottery tickets, both drawings and scratch-offs, according to, a travel-themed website that in August identified the 10 snobbiest places in the state, seven of them on Long Island.

Four of the 10 luckiest places, in fact, are on Long Island. Farmingdale is No. 2, with Lindenhurst at No. 9 and Westbury at No. 10.

Also making the Lucky List are Webster, Depew, Middletown, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls and Pelham, all upstate.

To generate its list, RoadSnacks said it took the number of winners from each town claiming prizes of $25,000 or more in a 10-year period, then weighed the population factor, so that larger cities didn't have an outright advantage.

Calls to the New York Lottery to check the list's validity or accuracy were not immediately returned.

For New Hyde Park, its population of nearly 10,000 has won nearly $21.8 million over 10 years, with more than 40 winners of $25,000 or more. So says

Overall, the site listed about 200 "lucky" state hot spots for lottery winnings.

The "infotainment" site's research team also claims it has used statistics, science, data and history to reveal the drunkest cities in Maryland, Kentucky and Wisconsin; the most redneck cities in several states, North and South; and the 10 cities in North Carolina and Minnesota that had the most Ashley Madison accounts.


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