Tonight's Powerball jackpot from the NY Lottery is already over $500 million dollars and that number is growing.  If you plan on playing tonight and haven't gotten your tickets-  and don't mind traveling a little bit - then this is for you!

We've told you many times to get your lottery tickets at one of the ten Smokes 4 Less locations. Heck, it's just 70 miles or so south of Albany, I've driven a lot further for Chick-fil-A

A few weeks ago, when a Friday night Mega Millions jackpot soared over $1 billion bucks, we woke on a Saturday morning to learn that no one from the Capital Region hit the jackpot, BUT Smokes 4 Less had another big winner from their location in Newburgh.

Brian Cody
There were 14-second prize winners of $1M dollars nationwide - and once again, one of those tickets was sold at a Smokes 4 Less!  Unreal


There are literally a million places you can buy your lottery tickets across the country - not to mention an app that lets you buy a ticket and this was the second time in a week the Newburgh store popped a big winner.

Back on January 10, the Mega Million numbers were: 7, 13, 14, 15, and 18, and the Megaplier # was 9.  While there was no grand prize winner, there was one second-place $3M winner from the drawing and it was sold at Smokes 4 Less at 59 N. Plank Road in Newburgh

What's up with the "lucky" convenience store that sold the ticket: Smokes for Less.

There are a total of ten "Smokes 4 Less" convenience stores in New York and pound for pound, they have to be the luckiest store in New York - maybe even America.

To put it in perspective, there are roughly 450 Stewart's and Cumberland Farms stores in New York - not to mention tens of thousands of other outlets for people to buy their lotto tickets.

How many BIG winners have come from Smokes 4 Less stores in New York?

Smokes for Less had at least half a dozen or more massive payouts from either Mega, Powerball, or scratch-offs within the last year or so with big winners claiming prizes in January, February, and April of 2022, and two big winners this week to kick off 2023.

Photo: Google Maps
A woman walks into Smokes 4 Less with a dollar and a dream!

So, what's the deal with these "lucky" convenience stores about an hour south of Albany?

In late April we wrote about the store after learning it sold a piece of a $22M Powerball jackpot. That Powerball winner claimed $1M dollars for second place!

Photo: Google Maps
Smokes for Less in Newburgh - They've had a $1M winner and a $3M winner in Mega Millions just this month alone!

In November of 2022, the Daily Voice reported that a player struck it rich in the Hudson Valley by correctly hitting all the right numbers to win $1,000 a week for life!

The way I see it, if Powerball is worth playing, it's at least worth considering the short drive a few miles south of Albany to give yourself a possible shot at winning the seemingly impossible.


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