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New York Lottery: 2 Long Islanders win multimillion-dollar jackpots

A Manhasset Hills man won $5 million in the Bankroll scratch-off game. A Carle Place man won $3 million in the 50X the Money scratch-off game.

Satishkumar Patel of Manhasset Hills, left, who won

Satishkumar Patel of Manhasset Hills, left, who won $5 million, New York Lottery presenter Yolanda Vega and Pedro Argueta of Carle Place, who won $3 million. Photo Credit: NYS Gaming Commission/NY Lottery

Two Nassau County residents are the latest lucky Long Islanders after winning multimillion-dollar jackpots on scratch-off tickets.

The winners got their ceremonial prize checks Friday at the lottery’s Customer Service Center, the New York Lottery said.

Satishkumar Patel, 37, of Manhasset Hills, won $5 million in the Bankroll game. Pedro Argueta, 59, of Carle Place, won $3 million in the 50X the Money game.

Argueta, who plays the lottery three times a week, picked his game because he has had luck with it in the past “so I stuck with it,” the lottery said in a news release.

He bought the ticket at New Carle Place Farm on Westbury Avenue in Carle Place.

Argueta took a one-time lump sum payment and will get a net check of $1,592,166 after required withholdings, the lottery said.

Argueta said he plans to buy a new house with his winnings.

Patel said he only plays “two or three times a month,” so when he stopped at SH Stationery on Main Street in Flushing to purchase his ticket it was random, according to the lottery.

“At first I thought I won $500,000,” Patel said. “The next day I realized it was actually $5 million!”

Patel gets a net check of $3,359,000 after required withholdings, the lottery said.

With his winnings he plans to pay for his kids’ college education and a new car for his father.

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