Mega Millions $336 Million Jackpot Won in California and New York
9th September 2009 11:00 AM
Kevyn Ogawa from San Gabriel, California and James Groves from the Bronx, New York are now $168 million richer having split the jackpot prize of $336 million for the drawing on August 28th. The two players matched the six numbers drawn to win the jackpot, which were 1, 17, 31, 37, 54 and the Mega Ball was 31.
Where were the winning Mega Millions tickets sold?
Kevyn Ogawa bought his ticket at Kim Ky Noodle, located at 1108 South San Gabriel Boulevard in San Gabriel. The retailer will receive a $832,500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Kevyn has asked for privacy following his recent win and has not appeared for an interview, reported by lottery officials.
The Californian opted for the cash option of approximately $107 million and claimed his prize from the Van Nuys lottery office.
The other jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the Bronx, New York and bought by James Groves, a Madison Square Garden labourer. James commented on his win, saying, “It feels great!” He has also started making plans to take a trip to Florida, saying “I’m going to Disney World!”. The Bronx man bought his ticket at Fordham Grocery and Convenience Store, located on 284 E Kingsbridge Rd.
When James found out he had won the jackpot, he admitted, “I was down and out, and I didn’t have a dime in my pocket. I asked for a lottery ticket, in 26 instalment payments. And the next day, I won $166 million.” The father of two then received a call from the lottery office and they confirmed, it was actually $168 million.
Since finding out about his win, James has not turned up to work and a resident from James’s neighbourhood commented, saying that the win is “a blessing for him . . . He can move his family up, out of here.”
There has been a total of 10 Mega Millions jackpot winners in California since Kevyn landed a share of the $366 million prize, including the $315 million jackpot, which was won on November 15th, 2005. The recent win has made it into the top 10 Mega Millions jackpot wins of all time. You can find out more about the biggest Mega Millions winners on the dedicated page.
What is the next Mega Millions Jackpot?
The next Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $28 million and tickets are available from any local authorized retailer or fans of the game can choose their numbers online. The winning numbers will be available on the Latest Numbers section shortly after the drawing.
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