A Smithtown resident took home $55,529 from the New York Lottery's game Take Five.
The New York Lottery announced Eric Lazarus won the money in the Christmas day drawing with a ticket he purchased at Cumberland Farms, located at 200 South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset.
Lazarus is the third lotto winner from Smithtown in 2012. Lawrence Millman won $10,000 during the Mega Millions drawing held in October of last year and Frederick Tate purchased a winning "Cashword Doubler" scratch-off lottery ticket and won $10,000 in August of last year.
Since 2010 there have been three more local New York Lotto winners. Tina Sferrazza of Smithtown won $10,000 in New York Mega Millions back in July 2010; John Donohue of St James, won $11,494 on Take Five in October 2010; and Grace Mayer of Nesconset won $10,000 on Mega Millions in October 2010.