Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold On Staten Island

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a tantalizing mystery on Staten Island: who won a $72 million Mega Millions jackpot?

While the winner of Friday’s drawing has yet to come forward there’s one thing we do know — the winning ticket was purchased at a ShopRite in New Dorp.

Since word got out, some customers and some store employees have been busy double-checking their own numbers.

“There’s a big buzz around the store, really excited to find out who the winner was,” district manager Mike Koch said. “It’s really great in some small way to be part of changing someone’s life. ”

If the winner chooses a lump-sum payment, they’ll walk away with $28 million after taxes.

The store where the ticket was purchased is also a winner, they’ll get a $10,000 bonus.

Last month, seven state workers bought the winning ticket of a $319 million Mega Millions jackpot — the fifth-largest in the multi-state game’s history.

  • Olive Armbruster

    I’ve just heard that winner is a co-worker of mine in NJ. Mazel Tov!

  • Debra

    It’s 72 million over 20years in an annuity. If you take the lump sum you lose the interest and then pay the taxes.

  • Ken

    72 Million as an annuity. 28 million is lump sum after taxes. Probably about 48 lump sum and 28 after taxes.

  • Gunter Wendt

    Big Nard is right, this government is a bunch of f’ing thieves! How can you ever get *less* than half!!???

  • Brent


  • Big Nard

    How could you win $72 mil and walk away with $28 mil after taxes???? This government got some big ones.

  • Vic

    Lightning has struck twice at tihs Shoprite. It’s already home to a previous big lottery winner. I think it was Powerball a couple or few years back. Wasn’t it the bakery department? Good going whoever the winner is!

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