Mega Millions Ticket Sold at Hudson Valley Gas Station
For the second time in two weeks, a winning lottery ticket was sold in Orange County. However, this winner was a little bigger than the third-prize ticket bought at the Quick Stop Express on December 27. What is pretty unusual though is that the locations where the winning tickets were sold are only a little over eight miles apart.
Mid Hudson News says that a second-prize ticket for the January 4 Mega Millions drawing was sold at Blooming Grove Gas and Mart. According to the New York Lottery, the ticket is a guaranteed $1 million. For those who are a bit superstitious, here's something you might want to consider - this winning ticket was sold in New Windsor, whereas last week's Powerball winner was drawn in the Town of Newburgh. Maybe this is the lucky area to buy lottery tickets?
Here is where the most winning tickets are drawn in New York.
One million dollars is still a great prize (it'll come to over 500K with taxes taken out), but remember this story from September 2020? Over 94 million dollars? The New York Lottery has said in a press release that the $94.8 million Powerball jackpot was claimed by a man from Malta, NY. The Daily Gazette is reporting that the winning ticket for the September 16, 2020 drawing was purchased at the Minogue’s Beverage Centers on Route 9 in Malta.
And while this is quite a huge amount of cash, this wasn't even the largest jackpot in New York state history. A Mega Millions ticket for $437 million dollars was split between 23 anonymous co-workers in Brookville, Long Island, in February 2019. Factor in taxes, it comes to $176 million. Then, when you split it between all the winners, it's still almost $7.7 million per person.