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Lottery ticket bought in Queens hits $133M Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Lottery ticket bought in Queens hits $133M Mega Millions jackpot

New York Lottery officials and a crew of convenience store workers are keeping their eyes peeled for the person holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $133 million.

"No one has come to make a claim yet," said Dilip Patel, 35, who works at the Shiv Convenience Store on Hillside Ave. "As far as I know it was a woman and she is really lucky."

There was only one ticket that matched all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing, officials said. The winning numbers were 25, 27, 35, 38, 39 and the Mega ball was 28.

The winning ticket was a Quick Pick: the numbers on the winning ticket were selected at random by the lottery terminal.

Friday's jackpot reverts to $12 million.

The store, which Patel said sells about $4,000 in lottery tickets daily, was adorned with bright orange signs Wednesday calling on the ticket holder to step forward.

Patel, an immigrant from India, said lottery officials called him around 8 a.m. Wednesday informing him that his store sold the winning ticket.

The store, owned by Jayef Patel, who is unrelated to Dilip, will get $10,000, lottery officials said.

Officials said the winner allowed the computer to pick the numbers. The player selected the lump sum option instead of getting 26 annual payments.

There were also three second prize tickets sold in Monroe, Suffolk and Dutchess counties. Those tickets matched five numbers and are worth $250,000 each.

The Suffolk second-place ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven on East Northport Road in Kings Park, according to lottery officials. The other second-place winners from New York were sold in Dutchess and Monroe counties.

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Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:30 am - IP Logged

good for them

 

...should've been me...

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    Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:32 am - IP Logged

    good for them

     

    ...should've been me...

    it will come back to georgia!!!


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      Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:52 am - IP Logged

      "The player selected the lump sum option instead of getting 26 annual payments."

       

      Do you have to choose your method of payment when you purchase your ticket in New York?

      I've never heard of this before.Most states allow you to decide on the method of payment when you redeem the winning ticket,don't they?

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        Posted: July 9, 2009, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        Texas still makes you choose between annual pymts or cash option at the time you buy your ticket.

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          Posted: July 9, 2009, 11:40 am - IP Logged

          They might be trying to get everything in order before they come forward.

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

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            Posted: July 9, 2009, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

            Years ago Ohio had a cash box to check on its play slips but now there's no box and the jackpot winners have the first sixty days of the 180 days claim period to decide whether to take the cash value or the annuity.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 9, 2009, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

              "The player selected the lump sum option instead of getting 26 annual payments."

               

              Do you have to choose your method of payment when you purchase your ticket in New York?

              I've never heard of this before.Most states allow you to decide on the method of payment when you redeem the winning ticket,don't they?

              HEY MaddMike51......................in new york state ,you have to choose  at the time of purchasing the tickets........


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                Posted: July 9, 2009, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                HEY MaddMike51......................in new york state ,you have to choose  at the time of purchasing the tickets........

                gocart1 & LottoPools,I don't think states should make you make an important decision like that until you have a chance to your lawyer & financial advisers.I'm glad I live in a state that allows you to wait before deciding how to take your money.

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                  Posted: July 9, 2009, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Never - ever - take an annuity !

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                    Posted: July 9, 2009, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Never - ever - take an annuity !

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                    I agree.But what is right for me might not be right for someone else.


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                      Posted: July 9, 2009, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                      i hope thats what they are doing

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                        Posted: July 9, 2009, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I have friends who live in the area, i have to find out if one of them is the WINNER! :)

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                          Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Yea in NY and NJ (where I live) you have to choose the payout method should you win the jackpot right there at the store. By default though, if you buy qp's and don't say anything, it always gives you the cash value, probably because it is the overwhelmingly more popular choice. I wouldnt trust an annunuity anyway. Cheers

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                            Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                            Never - ever - take an annuity !

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                            I don't agree. Especially  if you are young. Look what happened to Whittaker, Edwards and others.