A group of colleagues from Long Island won the biggest jackpot in Lottery history in New York. A group of 23 members, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed a $ 437 million jackpot through the New Life limited liability company 2019, LLC, officials said Tuesday. the lottery.
The winning ticket for the January 1st draw was sold to Brookville Auto Service on Highway 25A at Glen Head.
They chose to take the cash value of the prize, a one-time lump sum payment totaling $ 262,213,914, and will receive a net check of $ 176,155,308 after the state and federal withholding tax.
Representatives of New Life 2019 declared playing the lottery weekly. Each member puts a dollar in an envelope that he takes to buy the group tickets.
As they all started to show up for work two days after the draw, they learned that they had won the Mega Millions jackpot. There was a lot of crying, cuddling and jumping around the day. Many members checked the bill twice and three in disbelief.
Representatives stated that most employees would continue to work because they saw themselves as a family and not as colleagues. New Life's earnings-related projects include new homes, college funding for their children and travel.
Before the $ 437 million New Life 2019 LLC win, the biggest jackpot in the history of the New York Lottery had been won by Harold Diamond of Wurtsboro. The retired primary school principal was the only one to have won a $ 326 million jackpot in 2014.