Fourth Mega Millions/Powerball multimillion jackpot won in New York in recent months
RELEASE DATE: 3/25/2015
The New York Lottery today confirmed that a jackpot-winning ticket for the March 24, 2015 Mega Millions drawing was purchased at World Books at 1 Penn Plaza in New York. This sole winning ticket – purchased as a Quick Pick – is worth $58 million.
The winning numbers for the March 24 Mega Millions drawing were 02 – 23 – 32 – 45 – 55 and Mega Ball 12.
“New York is proving itself to be the luckiest place to play the Lottery,” said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director, Division of the Lottery. “This is the fourth nationwide-multimillion jackpot won in New York in recent months, ranging from $58 million to $326 million. We urge the ticketholder to sign the back of your ticket and keep it in a safe place, and when you’re ready to claim, we look forward to meeting you.”
Recent Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots won in New York include:
· November 4, 2014 Mega Millions drawing, $326 million prize, won by Harold Diamond of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County
· February 27, 2015 Mega Millions drawing, $126 million prize, won by Tammy Pratt of South Fallsburg, Sullivan County
· March 14, 2015 Powerball drawing, $136 million prize, yet to be claimed, sold at 7-Eleven, 15 Page Avenue, Staten Island
The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to claim the $58 million Mega Millions prize. The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004 and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. To learn more about how to redeem a prize, click here.
The jackpot is either an annuitized prize paid in 26 annual payments or a lump sum payment of $38.3 million. Each ticket costs $1.
World Books will receive a $10,000 bonus for its role in selling the jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket.
In addition to the $58 million jackpot prize, a $1 million dollar second prize for the March 24 Mega Millions drawing was sold in Suffolk County at Kings Park Stationers at 56 Indian Head Road in Kings Park. The ticket was purchased as a Quick Pick.
About the New York Lottery
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17 billion in fiscal year 2013-2014 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents 15 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
Media contact: New York Lottery communications office, (518) 388-3415