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Bayside Man Wins $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize

Gerard McMahon
$1 Million
Bayside , Jan 31, 2019

Sixty-eight-year-old Gerard McMahon from Bayside has claimed a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize.  McMahon matched the first five numbers drawn for the January 1 drawing making him Queens County’s newest Lottery millionaire.

“It’s a very satisfying feeling,” explained McMahon.  “I am very happy and excited.” 

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the January 1 drawing were 34-44-57-62-70 Mega Ball 14.

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

“I plan to use the money to provide for my children and grandchildren and take a view trips,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Mike & Faye Deli Grocery on 235th Street in Little Neck.

McMahon is the 6th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.

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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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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