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.