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Long Island Secretary Claims the First of Nine $250,000 ‘Mega Millions’ Prizes

The work day started surprisingly well for Joanne Bootle, 66, of Bellerose Village, Nassau County.  A quick click at the New York Lottery website and the legal secretary for Thomas & Graham attorneys learned she won a $250,000 second place Mega Millions prize.  Bootle was one of nine second place winners statewide, missing the $244,000,000 jackpot by just the Mega Ball.


“I am completely awestruck,” said Bootle of her win.  “I am going to treat myself to something nice.”  Her road to riches began with a trip Monday to Lakeville Stationary on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park to buy wrapping paper and a Quick Pick Lottery ticket.  Hers was one of three second-place winning tickets sold in Nassau County.


The other second-place winning tickets for the March 22nd Mega Millions drawing were purchased at:

  • Jericho Wines & Liquors, 503 N Broadway, Jericho, Nassau County
  • Omni Fuel/Mobil, 101 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, Nassau County
  • Beach Wines & Liquors, 1885 E Main St, Peekskill, Westchester County
  • Mousa Mart, 2436 Route 53, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County
  • Wegmans, 3195 Monroe Ave, Rochester, Monroe County
  • Inserra Shop Rite, 243 Route 59, West Nyack, Rockland County
  • Palace Enterprises, 1269 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx
  • B&B News, 700 3rd Ave @ 43rd St, Manhattan

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, earning more than $39.3 billion in education support statewide since its founding over 40 years ago.  The Lottery contributed nearly $2.67 billion in fiscal year 2009-2010 to help support education in New York State, which was over 12 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. 
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.