Two women from Central Islip and Farmingville win $1 million each in New York Lottery


Two Suffolk County women are glowing these days over their life-changing luck with the New York Lottery.

Lynn Powell of Central Islip claimed her $1 million top prize on the New York Lottery’s Emerald 10’s scratch-off game, New York Lottery announced last month. Powell purchased her winning ticket at the Valero gas station at 404 Clinton St. in Hempstead.

She received her cash prize as a single lump sum of $585,900 after required tax withholdings.

Farmingville’s Diane Barbera said after claiming her $1 million second prize this spring from a Mega Millions drawing that she “can’t wait to go house hunting.” She received her prize on May 31 as a single lump sum payment of $651,000 after required tax withholdings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Smokes 4 Less located at 982 Main St. in Fishkill, New York. The winning numbers drawn on Feb. 2 — Barbera’s lucky day — were 06 17 22 57 and 62; the Mega Ball was 03.

In April, a Brooklyn man won $500,000 with a lottery ticket purchased at the same Smokes 4.