The winning ticket was purchased in Mineola.
Jin Ok Choi, 54, who won the $85 million drawing on July 3, was introduced by New York Lottery officials on Thursday.
There’s only one winning ticket and the numbers were drawn Tuesday night and word is slowly getting around Staten Island that the lucky ticket came from Tony Lau store, Empire Wine and Liquor.
Officials said the agency pulled in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year. That’s $31.5 million more than the previous year, and marks the fourth straight year with sales over $2.5 billion.
Like all lottery revenues, the money from Mega Millions goes into the state budget to pay for education and higher education programs, human services and veterans’ assistance.
The winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, but some Tri-State Area players also cashed in.
The winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball is 23.
The countdown is on for a shot to win the biggest jackpot in lottery history.
With the Mega-Millions Jackpot approaching $500 million, Boomer & Craig gave our prized intern Vincent $200 with instructions to buy a whole bunch of tickets.
Vincent promptly took the loot and hit the streets.
No one won Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot pushing Friday’s top prize to a half billion dollars, the highest ever in U.S history.
The winning numbers were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball number was 24.
The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday and would be the fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. history.
The jackpot is the eighth largest since the Mega Millions drawing began in 2005.
A jury in New Jersey on Wednesday found a man had cheated five co-workers out of their share of a $38.5 million lottery jackpot.
Six co-workers pooled their resources on a Mega-Millions lottery ticket, when one of them claimed a huge jackpot, the others got mad and lawyered up.