Many of us dream of it happening to us – we are walking down the street and we find a winning lottery ticket out of nowhere.
A lottery official said late Wednesday that the jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million.
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.
28-year-old Brendan Riordan, a native son of Cavan (yes, Cavan, Ireland), had been playing the New York Lottery with the money he was saving having given up cigarettes – and he’s won big!
The New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega awarded the $202 million prize to 20 Costco employees at the Melville store where they all work.