Cameron Finney, who will get over $7.4 million after taxes, plans to get a BMW for his daughter, a dream house for his wife and a couple of new rides for himself.
Store employee Laura Marckesano said she literally had to smack the 48-year-old Southampton Hospital worker into his new reality. The winning ticket was sold at the Gascon gas station in Coram on March 25.
Only one ticket nationwide matched the Mega Millions jackpot this week, and the $20 million ticket was sold on Long Island.
Lottery officials said Wednesday that the tickets were sold in Florida and Maryland.
Tuesday’s jackpot is now the third largest in jackpot in the multistate lottery game’s history. It will also be the sixth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The latest jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won on Jan. 3, lottery officials said.
The jackpot is now up to $309 million, making it the ninth-largest prize in the game’s history.
Ira Curry came forward Wednesday to collect half of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
California Lottery officials say a ticket sold in San Jose matches all six numbers. It was unclear Tuesday night if there were any other winning tickets.
Lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections, one of the primary factors pushing the jackpot higher.
The winning numbers from Friday’s drawing were: 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing only a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.
All New Jersey Lottery tickets expire one year from the date of the drawing.
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