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Brooklyn Teen Wins $1K Per Week, For Life, In New York Lottery’s ‘Win For Life’ Game

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You’ve heard it all before: it only takes a dollar and dream.

A Brooklyn teenager is living that dream.

He bought a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket and is the lucky winner of $1,000 a week for life. CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.

He was all smiles, and set for life Tuesday. High school senior Robert Salo said he can’t believe his luck.

“It’s like you’re in a dream, you don’t know if it’s real or not at the moment, and then reality hits you later on,” Salo said.

The 18-year-old and his family from Sheepshead Bay stopped at Coney Island Convenience on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn back on May 14 to fill up their gas tank. They were on their way to get back the family car that had been stolen, when Salo decided to buy a couple of New York Lottery scratch-off tickets.

“We bought the tickets and when I scratched it, I didn’t believe it at first,” Salo said.

After showing the ticket to his mother and uncle, he never let the ticket out of his sight again until he could claim it the following day at the Lottery’s Customer Service Center in Manhattan, Salo said.

He won the kind of money adults work years for. Salo will begin getting his before he even graduates high school.

“Today is my last day of school and graduation is in a couple of weeks,” Salo said.

He said his plans include going to a college he hasn’t named yet to study electrical engineering, and buying a new car.

“Something in my price range, I don’t know,” Salo said.

Lottery officials said he can afford whatever car he wants — every year if he wants. He’s guaranteed to receive the minimum payment of $1 million over 20 years and it’s estimated he’ll collect more than $3 million if he lives to 80.

Salo is the youngest person so far to win the “Win for Life” contest, officials said. According to the New York Lottery, the odds of winning the top prize of $1,000 a week for life is 1 in 7,896,000.00.

Salo was one of several winners from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island to get their ceremonial checks on Tuesday.

What would you do if you won $1,000 for life? Let us know below.

You’ve heard it all before: it only takes a dollar and dream. A Brooklyn teenager is living that dream.

The 10 Best NY Lottery Scratch Offs This Month!

How did you pick your last NY Lottery scratch off? Did you go for that flashy new game or was a certain ticket calling your name?

However you picked it, chances are you wasted your money. Sorry. It’s not your fault. No one told you there was a better way.

What if you knew which games had the best odds of winning?

Wouldn’t that be amazing? You wouldn’t be guessing which game to play. You’d have an advantage. Your very own lotto edge.

Keep reading because your luck is about to change.

New York Lotto Scratch Off Odds

NY Lottery scratch off tickets vary from one game to the next. Not just the catchy names or ticket price either.

Each scratcher has its own odds of winning. Those odds vary from game to game and even between similar prizes. No two games are the same.

Knowing these odds can give you an advantage!

Wouldn’t you want to buy games that give you the best chance of winning? Let the sucker behind you in line waste his money.

About Overall Odds

The simplest way to compare New York State Lotto scratch off odds is using the “overall odds”.

The overall odds of winning are the odds of winning ANY prize in a scratch off game.

The overall odds remain the same throughout the life of a game and are typically printed on the back of a scratch ticket.

If you want to know the best chances to win anything on your scratch off, the overall odds are the way to go.

The overall odds are available from the NY Lottery website. If you had spare time, you could collect the overall odds on each game. Create yourself a ranked list.

Just make sure to update your list as new games come out. Let’s be real. Nobody has time for that.

Fortunately, we do the hard work for you. At least for the top 10 best games!

Keep scrolling for the Top 10 List of New York State Lottery scratch off games with best overall odds of winning this month.

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