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$136M Powerball Jackpot Won in New York

Third Powerball or Mega Millions Multimillion Jackpot Won in New York in Recent Months

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The New York Lottery today confirmed that a jackpot-winning ticket for the March 14, 2015 Powerball drawing was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 15 Page Avenue in Staten Island. This sole winning ticket is worth $136 million.

The winning numbers for the March 14 Powerball drawing were 08 – 14 – 39 – 46 – 47 and Powerball 18.

“We are thrilled to have another jackpot win in New York -- the third multimillion jackpot win in recent months. New York is truly a lucky place to play both Powerball and Mega Millions,” said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director, Division of the Lottery. He added, “We urge the ticketholder to sign the back of your ticket and keep it in a safe place, and when you’re ready to claim, we look forward to meeting you.”

On January 12, 2015, Harold Diamond of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, was announced as the sole winner of a $326 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on November 4, 2014. On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 a second Sullivan County resident will be announced as the sole winner of a $126 million Mega Millions jackpot from the February 27, 2015 drawing.

The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to claim the $136 million Powerball prize. The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004 and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. To learn more about how to redeem a prize, click here.

The jackpot is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment of $88.53 million. All annuitized prizes shall be paid annually. Each ticket costs $2.

The 7-Eleven store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its role in selling the jackpot-winning Powerball ticket.

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17 billion in fiscal year 2013-2014 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents 15 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.



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