3 lottery tickets bought in same NYC store share $8.3M jackpot

Three times really was the charm with this lucky choice.

A trio of tickets shared this week’s $8.3 million LOTTO jackpot — all bought at the same suitably named Lucky Choice Convenience in Manhattan.

The three tickets bought in the Upper East Side store were the only ones to match all six numbers in the Wednesday night’s draw: 05, 10, 14, 20, 23 and 28.

Each prize-winning ticket gets an equal slice worth a whopping $2.76 million before taxes, according to the New York Lottery.

Lottery officials did not immediately give any more detail on the winning tickets, including if they were all bought together by the same group of people or were a wild coincidence.

A staffer at the Lucky Choice store on West 72nd Street just off Columbus Avenue also told The Post by phone that he had no idea who had bought the tickets, nor when they were purchased. The manager was not immediately available to talk, he said.

The odds of getting even one winning LOTTO ticket are 1 in more than 45 million, according to the New York Lottery.

So far, 2021 has been a great year to be a lottery player in the Big Apple.

In September, a Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in a Manhattan pizza joint won a staggering $432 million — the biggest in Big Apple history.

The three winners shared the $8.3 million jackpot.
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It was claimed earlier this month by two anonymous players collecting it under the name Goodtimez, LLC — one from Manhattan and one from Hillsborough in New Jersey.

Together, they collected a lump sum of $204,654,268 after taxes.

While easily the highest, they were among 34 people from the Big Apple who have come forward so far this year claiming prizes of $1 million or more — with four of them snagging at least $10 million.

Before September’s Pronto Pizza windfall, the previous biggest Big Apple win was the $343.8 million that Harlem retiree Robert Bailey, then 67, won in October 2018. He shared the $687 million Powerball prize with another winner in Iowa, taking home $125,396,690 after taxes.

Not every win proves to be a stroke of luck, however — with previous jackpots leading to broken marriages and lost riches to lavish lifestyles and financial security for their families.