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

Elizabeth Metrena
$1 Million
Yonkers , Jan 31, 2019

Sixty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Metrena from Yonkers has claimed a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize.  Metrena matched the first five numbers drawn for the October 19, 2018 drawing making her Westchester County’s newest Lottery millionaire.

“I played Quick Pick at while grocery shopping at Shoprite,” explained Metrena.  “I checked my numbers and knew I was a winner.” 

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the October 19, 2018 drawing were 15-23-53-65-70 Mega Ball 7.

The $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize is paid as a one-time lump sum payment.  Metrena will receive a net check totaling $657,026 after required withholdings.

“I plan to pay off my debt with the winnings,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shoprite on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers.

Metrena is the 5th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.

The New York Lottery contributed $102,269,938 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts in Westchester County 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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