Karma Gives New Yorker Gift Of A Lifetime

Karma can really work in the favour of some, and others not. The rule goes that the good energy you put in will be the good energy that will come back to you. This is the story about a former fire-fighter from New York City who has become an instant millionaire after winning $5 million on a Cash X100 scratch-off New York Lottery ticket. He is now able to treat his family to something special and himself for that matter too. Read further to find out his full story, and to read the latest Mega Millions winning numbers and Mega Millions results. 

This blessed-by-karma winner goes by the name of Carmelo Mercado. He is a retired fire-fighter and has been for almost over a decade now. Carmelo worked exclusively on the site of the horrific and future-altering September 11th terrorist attacks. It was his efforts at Ground Zero that lead to his health problems, contributing to his early retirement. 

New York Lottery Winner

It was three years after the attack took place that Mr. Mercado’s doctor told him that he unfortunately sustained too much lung damage to continue to work as a fire-fighter, and therefore the family man was forced to take an early retirement. 

The New York lottery winner has since then devoted his precious time to spending it with, and looking after his four children, the youngest of which is a 10 year old girl. The 63-year-old has said that one of his first thoughts after winning the top prize on the Cash X100 ticket, was that he would be able to buy his daughter 10 “American Girl” dolls which she has always longed to own. 

Mr. Mercado recently spoke at a press conference where he collected his Cash X100 winnings from the New York lottery. The proud father of two daughters and two sons said the following: “Everything is beautiful now,” as he joined the New York lottery winners family which included a lottery retailer from the Bronx who won 16 times in just two years. Mr. Mercado is a regular lottery player, but he had not bought the Cash X100 scratch-off game in particular until a friend raised the idea to him that it could bring him immense luck. So, being the brave and hopeful man that Carmelo is, he decided to go ahead and buy one ticket. 

This simple decision was the one that the Goddess Karma was waiting for him to make so that she could repay him, quite literally, for all the good he had done and for his selflessness and self-sacrifice during the 9/11 attack. 

The story gets more interesting, however. With that one ticket that he bought, he actually lost, but the very next ticket in the batch was number 25, which is actually the inverse of his birthday year, and he decided to try his luck on this. This definitely was a destined win for all the good he had done in his life as a fire-fighter! 


He scratched off the ticket to find a “500”, and gradually more and more zeros appeared on the ticket until the number on the Cash X100 ticket said, “5,000,000.”

“I looked at the ticket in my hand and said, ‘Holy mackerel, that looks like $5 million,’” the New York Lottery winner explained at the press conference. Mr. Mercado’s plans to help out his family and treat them all to extra special Christmas presents, and also buy a family summer holiday at Disneyland. 

“We go as a family every year and it will be so nice not to have to rent anymore,” he said. He also mentioned further that he has also been thinking about a Caribbean cruise. “I’m just pacing myself,” said the Cash X100 winner. 

We cannot tell you how happy this makes us to hear about. It gives us hope that if you do good deeds in life, then you will only receive good in return. Congratulations to Mr. Mercado and his family for winning a prize that has helped changed the course of the rest of their lives forever! 

For the latest Mega Millions winning numbers and Mega Millions results, read below: 

Mega Millions Lottery Results

These Mega Millions lottery results are for the draw that took place on the 3rd of July, 2015. If you take a quick look at the winning numbers, you will see that besides for the first number, all the rest are actually quite evenly spaced and in ascending order! Besides for the Mega Ball number of 9, of course. 

There were no takers of the Jackpot prize of $84 million. The new Jackpot prize has escalated to a mind-blowing sum of $96 million! That’s a lot of dough! There were quite a few number of lucky lotto players who managed to get into the second tier category. They each pocketed $1 million.  A massive amount of players, exactly 19, managed to get into the third category. Each of these players got to take home $5,000. Congratulations to all these players. 

Stay in the game and play regularly. All the winners we report on are regular players. If you want to feel stacks of cash in your arms while hugging it tightly, then play the lottery online now and change your future forever with one simple ticket. 




We wish you the best of luck!

The PlayHugeLottos Team 


Posted by IWw0Ut- (7/07/2015)

one good deed deserves another

Posted by Julian (7/07/2015)

When bad days goes than good days also come have faith in Jesus and be Happy

Posted by Krishnan (8/07/2015)

True. A fire fighter indeed does good Karma and eventually fetches rewards. Material reward is important in this Kaliyug though one should not become a slave to material pleasures. Congratulations and best wishes to Carmelo Mercado and his family. He must continue to do his public service in one form or other, now that he has retired.

Posted by Marcin (8/07/2015)

Good news

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Posted by Amos (12/07/2015)

wow, Congratulations!

Posted by IWw0Ut- (4/08/2015)

Very warming story.

Posted by IWw0Ut- (21/08/2015)

I hope karma gives me a jackpot gift!!!

Posted by Sonu (1/09/2015)


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