Long Island co-workers claim $437 million Mega Millions jackpot
UPPER BROOKVILLE, NY — A bunch of Long Island house co-workers have claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot for the January 1 drawing, the biggest jackpot in New York Lottery historical past.
The 23-member workforce has claimed the prize during the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the lump sum fee totaling $262,213,914.
They will obtain a internet take a look at of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.
They have additionally selected to stay nameless.
Representatives of New Life 2019, LLC, stated they play the lottery weekly, with every member striking a buck in an envelope that one member takes to buy the crowd’s tickets.
The jackpot profitable price ticket was once bought as a part of a New York Lottery $five Super Pack, and the profitable numbers for the drawing had been 34, 44, 57, 62, and 70, with Mega Ball quantity 14.
The Super Pack provides one Quick Pick recreation for every of New York’s jackpot video games: Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto. It is the primary time the acquisition of a Super Pack has incorporated a profitable jackpot price ticket.
As all of them began appearing up for paintings two days after the drawing, phrase unfold that they received the Mega Millions jackpot.
They stated there was once numerous crying, hugging and leaping round that day, and most of the participants double and triple checked the price ticket in disbelief.
The representatives stated that lots of the workers will proceed running as a result of they view themselves as a circle of relatives and no longer simply co-workers.
Plans a number of the New Life workforce for the winnings come with new homes, faculty budget for his or her kids, and go back and forth.
The profitable price ticket was once bought at Brookville Auto Service on Route 25A in Glen Head, and the store will obtain a $10,00zero bonus from the New York Lottery for promoting the jackpot profitable price ticket.
Prior to New Life 2019 LLC’s $437 million win, the most important jackpot in New York Lottery historical past was once received via Harold Diamond, of Wurtsboro. The retired fundamental college fundamental was once the only winner of a $326 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2014.
(See Retired NY fundamental claims $326M lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, Jan. 12, 2015.)
The final New York Mega Millions jackpot winner was once Wayne Harris, of Homer, who received $105 million in 2017.
Mega Millions jackpots get started out at $40 million and roll over if there is not any jackpot winner. Tickets are bought in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.