The fortunate winner of the biggest jackpot in New York Lottery historical past is a gaggle of Long Island co-workers, officers introduced Tuesday.
Twenty-three staff from the enterprise all went in on the profitable ticket for the $437 million Mega Millions New Year’s Day jackpot, which they bought on the Brookville Auto Service Center in Glen Head.
They opted for a one-time lump sum fee of $262,213,914 — $176,155,308 after state and federal withholding, which works out to round $7.7 million per particular person if divvied up evenly.
The group claimed the money by means of a restricted legal responsibility firm referred to as New Life 2019 LLC — which has allowed the members to remain nameless.
The New York Lottery did reveal that the group had been taking part in the lottery weekly, with every particular person throwing in a greenback, and stated in a launch there was “a lot of crying, hugging and jumping around” on the office after the large draw.
Most of the millionaire workers plan to maintain working as a result of “they view themselves as a family and not just co-workers” and plan on pumping their windfall into new homes, school funds and journey, the lottery stated in a launch.
Brookville Auto Service Center may even obtain a $10,000 bonus for promoting the profitable ticket.