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Ticket worth $1,000 per week for life sold at the Hudson Valley store

Against all odds, another Hudson Valley lottery winner will receive $1,000 a week for life from what some are calling New York State’s luckiest store.

People have all kinds of rituals and superstitions that they use in hopes of winning the lottery. Some choose numbers that correspond to important dates, others order the same coffee and breakfast with their ticket while some swear that quick selection is the best way to win.

Hudson Valley lottery players with dreams of winning big might want to try another tactic that seems to work, and that’s visiting the only store that keeps throwing out winning tickets.

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On Thursday, a Hudson Valley lottery player discovered he was winning $1,000 a week for life. They purchased the Cash 4 Life second prize ticket on July 6, earning them a guaranteed weekly paycheck.

While it may seem like an incredible fluke, the victory is less surprising after learning where the ticket was purchased. Cash 4 Life issues were sold by Smokes 4 Less on Main Street in Fishkill. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same lottery vendor responsible for at least five big winners this year.

In March, a customer hit the jackpot in Cash 4 Life, winning $1,000 every day for life. Other Fishkill store customers who have hit hard recently include at least three Powerball winners and a Pick 10 winner who scored $500,000. Just a year ago, another visitor to the Smokes 4 Less site became a million dollar Powerball winner.

Tim Grignon, the manager of Smokes 4 Less in Fishkill, says he’s not sure why so many of his customers keep winning, but thinks it has something to do with the volume. Grignon says that every time the store gets a big winner, more players come to buy their tickets. The more winners are announced, the more customers visit and the cycle continues.

It seems like it’s not a question of if, but when another Fishkill store customer will hit it big. If you’re looking for some of that luck to rub off on your next lottery ticket purchase, you can visit Smokes 4 Less at 982 Main Street in Fishkill next to Gold’s Gym.

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