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Six Friends Split $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize

Stanley Lew, Simon Liang, Robert Mui, Ngai Ng, Victor Yau, Edwin Zhen
$1 Million
New York City , Jan 11, 2019

A group of five friends New York City have claimed a second prize of $1,000,000 from the October 23 Mega Millions drawing.  The group got caught up in the jackpot fever and decided to pool their money for that night’s enormous $1,600,000,000 jackpot.

“We pool our money together when the jackpots get really high and we always buy Quick Pick tickets,” said group spokesperson Victor Yau.

The six members of the group include:

  • Stanley Lew of Brooklyn
  • Simon Liang of Brooklyn
  • Robert Mui of Brooklyn
  • Ngai Ng of Brooklyn
  • Victor Yau of Brooklyn
  • Edwin Zhen of Staten Island

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the October 23 drawing were 05-28-62-65-70 Mega Ball 05.

The $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize is paid as a one-time lump sum payment.  Each member will receive a net check totaling $105,507 after required withholdings.

The winning quick pick ticket was purchased at Stop & Shop on Cropsey 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.

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