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N.Y. man claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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A 45-year-old Wyandanch, New York, man is a mega-millionaire.

The yet-to-be identified New York State Lottery winner came forward to claim his Mega Millions prize yesterday, lottery officials said.

Depending on how he wishes to be paid, either in installments or a single lump sum, his winnings could be as high as $26 million before taxes.

He will be introduced during a news conference at a later time, a lottery spokeswoman said yesterday.

The man purchased the winning ticket Friday at the P&T Supermarket in Wyandanch. His computer-generated Quick Pick numbers were 10, 12, 26, 46 and 50 with a mega ball of 23, lottery officials said.

Ramon Torres, 46, who runs the store with his brother-in-law and other family members, said the jackpot ticket was by far his biggest lottery sale. The next biggest, he said, occurred last year when a regular who usually just bought coffee got a scratch-off worth $30,000.

Torres said he did not know who won this time and was wondering — just like everyone — who the lucky person is.

Torres and his co-owners are winners of a more modest kind. As the seller of the jackpot ticket, P&T would also receive $10,000 from the lottery. Torres said he would probably put the money in a college fund for his children.

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hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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Posted: March 17, 2009, 9:39 am - IP Logged

Mad figgures  it'd be a rotten compuler pick

    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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    Posted: March 17, 2009, 9:58 am - IP Logged

    Mad figgures  it'd be a rotten compuler pick

    The computer didn't do too rotten a job for someone!


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      Posted: March 17, 2009, 10:10 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the lucky winner!


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        Posted: March 17, 2009, 11:33 am - IP Logged

        Finally someone in NY. Won the megamollion jackpot. I guess I was wrong when I said that the lottery officials choose the states they want to win the jackpot. After all I think the lottery is about luck. I think anyone can win the lottery only if they play. In this tough economic time it would be a great time to win the lottery.

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          Posted: March 17, 2009, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winner

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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            Posted: March 17, 2009, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

            The computer didn't do too rotten a job for someone!

            I agree. It did a good job of picking the numbers for him.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: March 17, 2009, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

              Yup!  Someone with a system might not pick all even numbers!  Wink

                BAILOUT99's avatar - starwars29
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                Posted: March 17, 2009, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                I agree. It did a good job of picking the numbers for him.

                Congratulations on the NY Pick 295

                Do you have any predictions  for the New Jersey Pick3?

                I really need a bailout today... :-)

                Thanks

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                  Posted: March 17, 2009, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Wtg:  I like to see everyday people have their dream come true. St. Patty's Fiddle


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                    Posted: March 17, 2009, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Yesterday night I had a dream I won the megamillion jackpot and these were the numbers that came out. The numbers were 17-23-36-50-55 and megaball:17 I would like everyone to have their dream come true.

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                      Posted: March 17, 2009, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Yesterday night I had a dream I won the megamillion jackpot and these were the numbers that came out. The numbers were 17-23-36-50-55 and megaball:17 I would like everyone to have their dream come true.

                      LOL ricky p wow if you really had a dream  would you really post it here ? 

                       

                      Congrats to the lucky man. I am waiting for my turn.

                      "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                                    Psalms 37:34


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                        Posted: March 17, 2009, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

                        Atleast I matched the  mega ball twenty  times on twenty ticket. That was a sign. I am gonna keep playing them

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                          Posted: March 18, 2009, 4:23 am - IP Logged

                          Atleast I matched the  mega ball twenty  times on twenty ticket. That was a sign. I am gonna keep playing them

                          That is so true....I saw your mega ball and I told my son of your posting, I am really shocked....Good luck may the one supposed to win the jackpot win it.

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                          "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                                        Psalms 37:34