A retired NYPD police officer copped a big win earlier this month playing the New York Lottery's new Cash4Life game.
Fifty-one-year-old Edna Aguayo of Ozone Park, Queens, is the first person to win the game's top prize of $1,000 a day for life and when she attended the presentation ceremony, earlier this week; she said she'd been aware a big-win was on the cards for quite some time.
Sixteen years ago a gypsy who read Edna's fortune had seen a fortune in her future and offered her some important advice.
"I was in an amusement park and went to see a reader," Edna recalled. "She told me to buy 'for life' lottery tickets because she could see that one day I was going to hit a 'for life' prize."
Edna took the gypsy's words to heart and they were finally proved true on Monday, July 14, 2014, when her ticket matched all five main numbers and the Cash Ball number in the Cash4Life drawing.
Although she'd always known she would win sooner or later, the win still came as somewhat of a surprise. Edna only expected to win the game's second prize of $1000 a week for life, which requires just the five main numbers; she never thought for a moment it would be her daily income.
The New York Lottery was founded in 1967, and the lottery motto is 'Hey, You Never Know.' In this case the motto was proved wrong because Edna apparently did.