1999-08-28 / Front Page

Local Wins $25 Million!

Whole Lotta Lotto Loot

So who’s holding the loot? Or at least the winning Lotto ticket which will mean a whole lotta loot. Lotto officials announced that a Belle Harbor resident was the sole winner of the $25 million lotto drawing held Saturday, August 21.

But don’t go running out to your car or tearing apart the laundry in search of the winning ticket. The lucky winner is a "LOTTO play by mail subscriber."

Lottery spokespeople said they "didn’t know" when the name of the winner would be announced when The Wave called to inquire.

When word got out that a Belle Harbor person was the sole winner a number of locals played the guessing game. One man wisecracked that the winner "was probably some guy who owns an oceanfront mansion. A guy who could lose $25 mil and not even notice." Someone else said, "I hope it’s somebody I know. I need all the rich friends I can get."

Still others were a bit wistful. "I play every week and this is the one time I missed. Now forget it. What’s the chances of two people from Belle Harbor ever winning?"

The winning numbers, by the way, were: 05 12 22 34 38 49 (Bonus #: 18).




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