Young Bensonhurst Cop Wins The Lotto

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Bensonhurst resident and NYPD police officer William Sena, 28, bought a lucky $1 million poker scratch-off ticket a few days ago. He’ll get to take home an extra $31,152 annually until 2031.

The cop works as a patrol officer at Midtown South and bought the ticket in Staten Island after his brother egged him on.

“Tears of joy were falling down my family’s faces,” he said at a press conference with his wife and 2-year-old daughter by his side.

Sena hopes to buy a house in Brooklyn and save for his daughter’s education with his winnings.

“I’m going to keep my job and still work every day,” he said. “I can’t retire. It doesn’t get you far anymore.”

Another Brooklyn man, Anthony Nastasi, 67, won $1 million in the Sweet Million drawing held last month. The plumber purchased his winning ticket at Sun Well Fruit Corp at 7120 Bay Parkway.

He elected to get a one-time lump sum of $623,040 to take care of his family and plan his retirement.

Looks like there may be something in the air here. Let’s strike while the iron is hot, our neighborhood is on a (bank) roll.