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Dream led Bayside woman to $1,000,000 win

Huisun Cho

Drawing Date: 6/23/2017

August 2, 2017 - Huisun Cho from Bayside Queens has claimed the second prize of $1,000,000 on the June 23 Mega Millions drawing.

Cho said she had a feeling that she should play Mega Millions after having a dream about her parents. She went to the Stop & Shop on Wall Street in Huntington, N.Y., and bought a $10 Quick Pick ticket for the next day’s drawing.

“I saw the Mega Millions sign and just had a feeling that was the one I should play,” explained the women’s clothing store owner. It was the first time Cho had played the Mega Millions game.

The day after the drawing the drawing Cho checked her ticket online and realized the first five numbers on one of her set of numbers matched the previous day’s results. “I was shocked, but very happy,” she explained.

The winning numbers from the June 23 Mega Millions drawing were 12-20-53-66-74 and Mega Ball 11.

Cho will receive her prize as a one-time lump-sum payment of $623,040 after required withholdings.

Queens County’s newest Lottery millionaire said she plans to use her winnings to purchase a new house for her family.