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New York Couple Splits $96 Million Jackpot

“My best advice is to take a chance.”

RELEASE DATE: 3/30/2021

Leonard and Lorraine Padavan of Blossvale, N.Y., have claimed the $96 million jackpot prize from the Mega Millions® drawing held on February 16.

The winning numbers from the drawing were 1, 26, 44, 54 and 66, Mega Ball 10.

The couple opted to split the jackpot evenly with each receiving a single lump sum payment of $23,016,702 after required withholdings. They plan to pool their prize money to “buy an RV” to live out their dreams.

Leonard said his best advice to other Lottery players is, “take a chance.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Kinney Drugs located at 2 Preston St. in Camden, N.Y.

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