A million dollar lotto ticket was sold right here in Sheepshead Bay last week. Woohoo! Hooray! …sigh…
On the July 31 Powerball drawing results webpage, one second place ticket was sold at the Bayside Mini Mart (3119 Emmons Avenue). The lucky winner, not yet identified, represents the second millionaire from Southern Brooklyn minted in the past few weeks. The first lucky fellow was James Geoghan, a Midwood resident, who scratched his way to $5 million big ones after purchasing a golden ticket from the Krish Card Shop (1619 Avenue U).
In the article I wrote about Geoghan, I ‘expertly’ pontificated that Geoghan’s win made it unlikely that anyone from Southern Brooklyn was likely to win any kind of massive jackpot anytime soon. Clearly, Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Luck and Fate, read my article and decided to mess with me. So, hopefully for the rest of you, my continued lack of respect for the Greco-Roman gods will make you rich and me increasingly bitter. You’re welcome.
By the way, the Powerball jackpot has now reached $400 million, so if you win after reading this, do the right thing and send a few dollars to me Sheepshead Bites [Corrected by editor]. Please?