New York City lottery ticket bought at Midtown pizza joint wins $432 million in the Mega Millions jackpot
- The lucky customer of Pronto Pizza at 62 W 48th St hit all the numbers in the jackpot – 36,41, 45, 51, 56 and the Mega Ball 13
- He bought the ticket from a lottery machine set up inside the shop
- The winner will get $191.5 after taxes, and the pizza place will be given $10,000
- The money prize had ben piling up since it was last won in June 8 in Illinois
- Another player in Connecticut won $1million after matching all numbers but the Mega Ball
- The prize will go back to $20million when it is drawn again on Friday, Sept 24
A pizza place in Midtown Manhattan sold the $432million winning Mega Million ticket on Tuesday night.
A lucky customer of Pronto Pizza at 62 W 48th St went for a pizza slice but ended up purchasing a ticket from a lotto machine, that would change their life forever.
The money prize had been piling up since June 8, when it was last won in Illinois. The winner matched all the six numbers in the jackpot – 36, 51, 41, 56, 41 and the Mega Ball 13.
A pizza place in Manhattan sold the $432million winning Mega Million ticket
Another Mega Million winner in Connecticut was awarded $1 million after they got all the numbers right but missed the Mega Ball.
In February, another New York State resident in Oneida county won the Mega Million for $96million.
It has been a lucky year for Mega Million players, the second biggest jackpot in the game’s history was $1.05 billion and was won this January in Michigan.
The odds of winning are 1 in 303 million for Mega Millions, Today reported in January.
The owner of Pronto Pizza will also receive a $10,000 award. Brad Maione from the Mega Million Media Center said that the lottery typically provide retailers with that commission.
The winner matched all the six numbers in the jackpot – 36, 51, 45, 56, 41 and the Mega Ball 13
The most recent winner will have to pay 37% in federal taxes, leaving the cash prize at about $191.5million, said Maione.
All states require the winner to come forward publicly, except Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina, which lawyer Marty King recommended in a Today.com story is the ‘best thing to do.’
The next drawing, on Friday, resets to its starting value of $20million.
New York State joined the Mega Million in 2002 and since then, 38 residents of the state have been awarded prizes.
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Top 10 jackpots in the history of Mega Millions. New York State joined the Mega Million in 2002 and since then, 38 residents of the state have been awarded prizes, none of them in the top 10.