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Brooklyn Woman Wins $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize

Dulce Garcia
$1 Million
Brooklyn , Jan 08, 2019

Sixty-year-old Dulce Garcia from Brooklyn has claimed a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize.  Garcia matched the first five numbers drawn for the December 11 drawing earning her a $1,000,000 payday.

“I checked my numbers on the Lottery website and was shocked that I won $1,000,000,” explained Garcia. 

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the December 11 drawing were 04-38-39-54-59 Mega Ball 12.

The $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize is paid as a one-time lump sum payment.  Garcia will receive a net check totaling $633,040 after required withholdings.

“My plans are to take my first vacation to Greece and spend the rest on my grandchildren,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Rocky Food on McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn.

The New York Lottery contributed $1,337,283,719 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts throughout the five boroughs of New York City during fiscal year 2017-2018.

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-2018 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 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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