It's "news" enough that a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket was sold to one lucky patron in Upstate New York over the weekend, but the real story here may be the interesting sidebar convo about the convenience store that sold the ticket.

Smokes 4 Less in Fishkill, NY is the luckiest convenience store in New York - maybe even America. They've had at least 5 massive payouts to winners in 2022, with Powerball winners claiming prizes in both January and February.

 

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A woman walks into Smokes 4 Less with a dollar and a dream!
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It seems as though this little spot about 90 minutes south of Albany has been tagged with some sort of lucky lottery gene.

While there was no winner in Friday night's massive Mega Millions jackpot, there was one second-place $3M winner from the July 22nd drawing and it was sold at Smokes 4 Less at 982 Main Street in Fishkill, according to News 10 ABC.

The next drawing for Mega Millions will be held tomorrow night - and right now the jackpot is estimated to be over 800 million dollars!

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So, what's the deal with this "lucky" convenience store in Fishkill?

Considering that Mega Millions is played throughout 45 states as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, the odds that one convenience store could have multiple winners in just a few short months is hard to fathom, but that's the case here with Smokes 4 Less.

In late April we wrote about the store after learning it sold a piece of a $22M Powerball jackpot.  Back in the spring drawing, Smokes 4 Less had a Powerball winner come forth and claim $1M dollars for second place and with this massive $3M winner it had from Friday night's drawing, their impressive run continues.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $250 million for 11/29/13.
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Smokes 4 Less in Fishkill, NY is the luckiest convenience store in New York - perhaps even America.

A few weeks back, according to the Daily Voice, a player struck it rich in the Hudson Valley by correctly hitting all the right numbers to win $1,000 a week for life!

Add that to the Mega winner from the weekend, and Smokes 4 Less now had 5 massive payouts to winners in 2022, with Powerball winners claiming prizes in both January and February.

They hope that trend continues as the next drawing for Mega Millions will be on Tuesday (tomorrow) night - and right now the jackpot is estimated to be over 800 million dollars!

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