These Eight Are Aces; Lottery Winners Claim $35M

Lucky players among few actually making money these days

They may be some of the few people making money these days in the midst of bankruptcy and foreclosures.

Eight lucky lottery winners gathered at Mickey Mantle's restaurant Thursday to pick up their checks after winning a combined $35 million.

The names of the winners are below. Aren't you related to at least one of them?

  • Janet Alnwick, 52, of Merrick
  • Joselito "Cheppe" Dilone, of Washington Heights
  • Vincent Droscoski, 70, of Port Jefferson
  • Rafael Portela, 51, of Manhattan
  • Asm Haq, 48, of Jamaica, Queens
  • Terence Pagnotta, 43, of Commack
  • Gaetano Puglia, 73, of Staten Island
  • Henryk Matusik, 55, of Copiague
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