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
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