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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,09:48 PM

New York Lottery Launches Upgrade to Winning Numbers App

New Retailer Locator Feature Added

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Schenectady, NY - July 9, 2014 - The New York Lottery today announced an upgrade to its successful winning numbers application that now includes a new retailer locator feature for use on all mobile devices. With version 1.5.0, players can now locate the nearest New York Lottery retailer including retailers that sell Quick Draw. The new version of the free application is now available for download here.
 
The New York Lottery’s winning numbers application, which launched in December 2012 and has over 234,000 users, is available for iOS and Android platforms. Anyone with this application can get winning numbers for all of the Lottery’s draw games including Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, Daily Numbers, Win4, TAKE 5, Pick 10, and the ever popular Quick Draw, where you can watch the live drawings and see hot and cold numbers. It also features a Lucky Numbers random number generator and a QR code scanner.
 
“We continually strive to improve the apps we offer to our players and make them fun and entertaining. This new update is all about convenience for our players and being able to instantly know the location of the nearest New York Lottery retailers. Also this update provides the winning numbers for our newest draw game Cash4Life,” said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery.
 
About the New York Lottery
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17 billion in fiscal year 2013-2014 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents 15 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
 
New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
 
About the New York State Gaming Commission
The New York State Gaming Commission regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, class III Indian gaming, video lottery terminal facilities at race tracks, the state lottery and charitable gaming.