New York Man Plans on Buying a Plane with $105 Mega Millions Jackpot
27th October 2017 12:29 PM
Wayne Harris, a 58-year-old electrical engineer from Homer, New York, is the winner of the $105 million Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing on September 22nd. Wayne holds the record for the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in Central New York and the jackpot is the 17th largest in New York state history. The jackpot winning ticket was sold at the Mirabito gas station, located on Route 281, in Preble, New York.
What were the winning Mega Millions numbers?
Wayne, a regular Mega Millions player, matched 5 main numbers and the Mega Ball on September 22nd to win the jackpot. The winning numbers were 5, 39, 54, 63, 66, Mega Ball 15, and the Megaplier number was 5. Another New York player matched five main numbers alone to win a massive $5 million as they had opted in to Megaplier, while a Michigan ticket holder in the Match 5 tier without Megaplier is now $1 million richer. You can view the winners and payouts for the drawing here.
How did he choose his Mega Millions numbers?
When asked how he chose the winning numbers, Wayne told lottery officials, "I choose them based on history of the lottery, if the numbers come up recently, then I play those numbers."
What will he buy with the winnings?
Wayne chose to receive a lump-sum of $66.4 million, which works out at $43.9 million after tax withholdings.
He plans on quitting his job and is going to celebrate by taking a vacation somewhere warm. He is also going to spend the winnings on flying lessons and even plans on buying an airplane.
Wayne also mentioned that he shall continue to enter Mega Millions. "You'll never know how lucky you are unless you play," he said.
What is the next Mega Millions jackpot?
Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $30 million. Fans of the game can buy tickets from authorized retailers in participating states or can choose their numbers online.
Players should note that tonight’s drawing is the last drawing where players can choose their numbers under the current rules. You can view a summary of the Mega Millions Changes coming into effect tomorrow on the dedicated page.
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