Check your Take 5 lottery ticket. Somebody in Albany County may be sitting on some pretty serious money right now and they may not even know it.

If you played Take 5 from the New York State Lottery on Tuesday night, your winning ticket could be worth over 60 thousand dollars; $61,559 to be exact.

According to the New York State Lottery and News 10 ABC, the ticket sold to the grand prize winner of the March 2nd Take 5 game was purchased at the Hannaford Store on Wolf Road in Albany.  The winning numbers from Tuesday nights game were 2, 23, 26, 30 and 39.

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While 61K isn't necessarily life-changing money, during a pandemic you can do a heck of a lot worse than winning what for many people is an entire year's salary.  And it's no easy feat. says the odds of winning the Take 5 first prize jackpot in New York are one in 575,757.

You choose five numbers from 1 to 39 to play New York Take Five.  Each game is $1 to play and drawings are held every day.

The Capital Region has had its share of big-time cashes within the last year or so from the New York State Lottery.

A year ago in January, a scratch-off called "Make My Year" was sold at the Cumberland Farms in Glens Falls.  It was a 2.5 million dollar hit for one lucky Capital Region native.

Back in February of 2020, there was a million dollar scratch off winner sold at a Stewart's in Gloversville and that was from a game called "Make My Month."  Of course, the grand daddy of them all;  back in September a 95 million dollar Powerball winning jackpot ticket was sold in Saratoga County.

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