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Breaking the bank for big bucks in Bay Ridge

Hundreds of men, women and families from Bay Ridge and around Brooklyn crowded into Amalgamated Bank’s Bay Ridge branch at 426 86th Street to take a shot at “Breaking the Bank” and winning $100,000.

The first person to enter the correct five-number code won all the money, but the funds stayed with Amalgamated. Lucky guests did take home tickets to a Broadway show and a New York Knicks game as well as Apple iPod players and basketballs signed by New York sports legend John Starks.

Pictured, back left to front left, are former NY Knicks shooting guard John Starks; Charles Ayoub, who attends Xaverian High School; his sister, Stephanie, who won an autographed basketball; and Irene Morales of Amalgamated Bank.

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