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Long Island Man Wins $1 Million

John Ficke

Drawing Date: 1/15/2021

February 19, 2021 - John Ficke of Hicksville, N.Y., has claimed a $1 million Mega Millions second prize. Ficke’s ticket matched the first five numbers drawn for the January 15 drawing making him one of New York’s newest Lottery millionaires.

“Winning feels fantastic,” explained Ficke. “Unbelievable!”

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the January 15 drawing were 3-11-12-38-43 and Mega Ball 15. The $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize is paid out as a one-time lump sum payment. Ficke will each receive a net check totaling $671,800 after required withholdings.

“The money is going straight into my retirement fund,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Cavana Salvador on Levittown Parkway in Hicksville.

The New York Lottery contributed $185,283,631 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Nassau County during fiscal year 2019-2020.