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Manorville Man Wins A Million on Lotto Scratch-off

Ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven in Plainview.

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For Steven Rickert, the strategy to winning a million dollars on the Mega Millions/Powerball scratch-off game is simple.


"Just keep scratching," he told lottery officials, according to a press release.


Rickert, of Manorville, won with the extra “Play On The Back” feature on his ticket.


The winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven located at 160 Sunnyside Boulevard in Plainview.


Rickert elected to receive his prize a single lump sum payment of $585,900 after required withholdings.


To date, only one top prize remains in the Mega Millions/Powerball scratch-off game. Players may check the status of any New York Lottery scratch-off game by downloading the Game Report link at


The New York Lottery contributed $294,054,815 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Suffolk County during fiscal year 2019-2020.