Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
The time is now 9:33 am
You last visited October 31, 2014, 9:21 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

N.Y. Lottery's King Kong Millions makes 6 millionaires

New York LotteryNew York Lottery: N.Y. Lottery's King Kong Millions makes 6 millionaires

There was one first-prize ticket in New York's "King Kong Millions" lottery game, worth $55 million before taxes, in Monday's drawing, which coincided with the New York City premiere of the new movie "King Kong."

That ticket was sold in Nassau County.

Five second-place tickets had a pretax value of $1 million each. The other four were sold in Niagara, Bronx, Steuben and Ontario counties.

One of the $1 million second-prize tickets was sold at the Stewart's Shop on state Route 212 in Saugerties.

Lottery Division spokesman Bob Barber and a clerk at the store confirmed the win, though neither was able to provide the name of the person who bought the $2 ticket.

Barber said the winner had not yet come forward. The clerk, identifying herself only as Althea, said the winning ticket was held by a young couple.

Ten third-prize tickets were worth $100,000 apiece.

Barber said many lottery winners do not claim their prizes right away.

"We send a letter to all prize winners, encouraging them to seek the advice of a financial professional before they claim their prize money," he said. "An attorney and an accountant should be your new best friend if you win the lottery."

Monday's one-time-only game was a raffle-type drawing, meaning numbers were drawn from among those purchased. Each winning combination had nine digits.

The winning numbers were:

First prize:

1-4-4-7-5-9-3-4-8

Second prize:

1-4-5-1-1-5-3-4-5
1-8-0-2-8-1-4-3-7
1-9-6-1-0-7-6-6-6
1-7-4-2-6-8-9-7-7
1-5-1-4-0-6-6-9-1

Third prize:

1-0-9-3-4-2-3-3-4
1-8-8-4-9-4-2-9-9
1-1-4-2-0-6-0-4-9
1-2-8-7-5-8-3-1-5
1-9-6-1-6-1-9-4-1
1-6-4-2-9-0-5-8-9
1-8-7-3-4-3-4-5-2
1-4-5-4-2-0-2-2-9
1-9-8-3-1-8-8-3-9
1-5-1-3-7-5-1-0-0

Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

12 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by CASH Only.
Page 1 of 1
Avatar
Sparta, NJ
United States
Member #18331
July 9, 2005
1977 Posts
Offline
Posted: December 7, 2005, 10:10 am - IP Logged

Barber said the winner had not yet come forward. The clerk, identifying herself only as Althea, said the winning ticket was held by a young couple. "We send a letter to all prize winners, encouraging them to seek the advice of a financial professional before they claim their prize money," he said. "An attorney and an accountant should be your new best friend if you win the lottery."

How do they know who the winner is before they come forward?  Did you have to register when you bought the ticket?

Cheers

|||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    21590 Posts
    Online
    Posted: December 7, 2005, 10:18 am - IP Logged

    Sounds like the store clerk knows the people who bought the ticket.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

      Avatar
      Sparta, NJ
      United States
      Member #18331
      July 9, 2005
      1977 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: December 7, 2005, 10:59 am - IP Logged

      That's strange.  I can't imagine a seller knowing who bought what when, by number.

      Cheers

      |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice


        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: December 7, 2005, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

        Barber said the winner had not yet come forward. The clerk, identifying herself only as Althea, said the winning ticket was held by a young couple. "We send a letter to all prize winners, encouraging them to seek the advice of a financial professional before they claim their prize money," he said. "An attorney and an accountant should be your new best friend if you win the lottery."

        How do they know who the winner is before they come forward?  Did you have to register when you bought the ticket?

        I smell a conspiracy if the winner chose 26 annual payments. The draw was computerized, and NY requires the cash/annuity choice to be made when you buy the ticket, instead of after you win.

          trent2275's avatar - balar crowned.png
          USA
          United States
          Member #2431
          October 3, 2003
          28 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: December 7, 2005, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

          www.fltimes.com has one winner on the front page of the site, only minutes away from where I live.

            Avatar
            MI
            United States
            Member #20229
            August 14, 2005
            59 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: December 7, 2005, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            That guy looks like Hurley on LOST. Did he win another jackpot while on the island?Smile

              TheGameGrl's avatar - necros
              Pennsylvania
              United States
              Member #17084
              June 10, 2005
              3124 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: December 7, 2005, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              Because This raffle  had a sweepstakes along with it, It allowed ticket holders to enter online:

              Quoted from http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/ProdSubEV_Cat_466_SubCat_467_NavRoot_325.htm

               

              "To enter the New York Lottery King Kong Millions Sweepstakes through the mail, print your name, address, telephone number and unique 9 digit number found on your King Kong Millions ticket on a 3 x 5 card. Or use the online link." 

              thats my surmise of how they know the ticket holders name.

              ________________________________

              Signature quote-If I'd agree with you , we'd both be wrong.

                Avatar
                Sparta, NJ
                United States
                Member #18331
                July 9, 2005
                1977 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: December 7, 2005, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                Humm - weird.  I don't participate in those gimmicks, especially the ones where they want my name, etc that can be placed into some database for future use.  You tend to get into trouble following that mentality.  NJ has one of those with a "free' trip to the Caribbean.  People tend to not read the fine print and wake up finding the taxes and on-site expenses are more then they considered.  Blinded by the light of the prize.

                Cheers

                |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

                  Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
                  Atlantic Mine, Michigan
                  United States
                  Member #416
                  June 23, 2002
                  1614 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: December 7, 2005, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Was the 55 million an annuity?

                  Was the other prizes also annuities?

                  I know NY is known for having everything as annuities.  I was wondering if this was any different?

                  Brad


                    United States
                    Member #379
                    June 5, 2002
                    11296 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: December 8, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                    Was the 55 million an annuity?

                    Was the other prizes also annuities?

                    I know NY is known for having everything as annuities.  I was wondering if this was any different?

                    Brad

                    The $55 million is annuity with a cash option. The other prizes are cash.

                      sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
                      PA
                      United States
                      Member #22983
                      October 6, 2005
                      2010 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: December 9, 2005, 3:18 am - IP Logged

                      "An attorney and an accountant should be your new best friend if you win the lottery."

                      Umm wrong! You will be THEIR new best friend. I would be looking to end each relationship as soon as possible.


                        United States
                        Member #379
                        June 5, 2002
                        11296 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: December 11, 2005, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                        "An attorney and an accountant should be your new best friend if you win the lottery."

                        Umm wrong! You will be THEIR new best friend. I would be looking to end each relationship as soon as possible.

                        I have an attorney who set up my trust. Right now she is looking over a contract that would have my sister buy out my half of my late father's house (she lives there).