Yonkers $5 Million Instant Lottery Jackpot Scratch Off Winner

$5 Million Instant Lottery Winner

$5 Million Instant Lottery Winner

Yonkers resident  Kevin Buchanan  wins $5 Million Lottery Jackpot on Instant Scratch Off Game “Hit 5 Million”. He purchased the ticket at a convenience store on Yonkers Ave in Yonkers on Christmas Day 2014 and claimed the ticket on December 28, 2014 .

He chose to receive his prize in one lump sum payment and will receive $3,235,132 after required withholding.

Yonkers Man wins 5 Million Dollar Instant Jackpot Link

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$326 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner in NY

Mega Millions Lottery Winner

In November of 2014  a press release by the NYS lottery revealed that there was only one winning ticket for the $326 Million Dollar Mega Millions Jackpot.  They proclaimed it as the eighth largest  Mega Millions jackpot ever and the the largest ever won in New York.

“This really is the true luck of the draw, as the winner purchased a Quick Pick ticket instead of using pre-selected numbers,” said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery. “Now they are sitting on a gold mine.”

In January 2015, an  80 year old retired elementary school principal from Wurtsboro NY, in Sullivan County, won the $326  Million Mega Million Jackpot in November of 2014.  The largest lottery prize claimed  in New York State lottery history.  He opted for the lump sum payment and will receive approximately $197,000, 000 before taxes.