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Dana Harchuck, Cleaning Lady From Brooklyn, Buys Winning Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

07/06/2012 10:40 am ET | Updated Jul 09, 2012

Dana Harchuck, a cleaning lady in Brooklyn, bought a "Win For Life" winning ticket near her Marine Park home on June 17, The New York Post reports, meaning she'll earn $323,981 a year for the rest of her life. She bought the ticket for $20.

31-year old Harchuck is a single mother with an 18-month-old daughter. She is also seven months pregnant. Harchuck said, "I’ll take care of my family and I’ll take a vacation, a very long one in Tahiti."

Could Harchuck be something of a lucky charm? Days after Harchuck bought her ticket, her mother and another relative won cash prizes on their own scratch-off's, $500 and $50 respectively.

Earlier in June, another Brooklyn resident, Robert Salo, won one thousand dollars a week for the rest of his life. Salo is only 18-years old and said, "This is the first thing I’ve ever won. It’s a good way to start out life."

In March, thousands of New Yorkers poured into convenience stores around the city for a chance to win more than a half a billion dollars with the Mega Millions Jackpot. Sadly, no New Yorkers won the Mega Millions.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Harchuck's daughter was 18-years-old. The daughter is 18-months-old.

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