Everybody is getting suspiciously lucky lately: after yesterday's report that a college kid from Florida won a furnished condo in the Financial District thanks to a HGTV pop-up contest, today brings news that a Manhattan man won $1.8 million in the Powerball lottery last week after buying nine tickets with the same numbers at an UWS bodega. Miguel Rivera, 53, of the UES, won nine second-place prizes of $200,000. He was but one Powerball number away from hitting the full $95.3 million grand prize. Since we're big believers in the power of three, we're taking the rest of the day off to go on a scratch tickets scavenger hunt.
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