The largest lottery operator in the entire world “Mega Millions” is here to share the story of a huge $96 Million Jackpot win. The team at Mega Millions is extremely excited and glad to share the story of a couple who will now be splitting the $96 million jackpot.
The officials have revealed that the couple that has won the $96 million “Mega Millions’ jackpot is from Blossvale, New York. The name of the husband is Leonard and the name of the wife is Lorraine Padavan.
According to the reports, the draw that the couple had participated in with the Mega Millions ticket was for February 16, 2021. The numbers drawn in the live draw for the $96 million were 66, 54, 44, 26, and 1. On top of that, the Mega Ball number that was drawn for the particular draw was 10.
The player revealed that although they are a couple, they want to have their own millions. This is the reason why the couple decided that they would split the money they had won from the jackpot prize.
After the necessary withholdings, state/federal tax deductions, the couple had received total prize money of $46,033,404. After splitting the amount, both Leonard and Lorraine received $23,016,702 each.
The New York couple informed the Mega Millions of lottery officials that they have been together for more than 15 years. Even before they got married, they had been playing Mega Millions, and surprisingly, playing lottery games was the reason they met each other.
The couple informed that both of them used to visit the same store to purchase the lottery tickets for Mega Millions. This is where they met each other and as their interests were the same, they felt a connection. They started dating each other and soon, they were planning their marriage, and now they have two kids.
The couple informed that they have been regular customers at the Kinney Drugs where they purchase the lottery tickets. The particular store that the couple referred to is located at 2 Preston Street, Camden (NY).
The couple informed the officials that sometimes they like to give Powerball Lottery a shot but they are regulars with the Mega Millions. They stated that they had been purchasing the tickets hoping that someday they will win a jackpot.
The couple stated that they had formed their own syndicate and the members were just the two of them. Fortunately, things went their way and they ended up winning a jackpot of a lifetime.
Leonard stated that both of them have decided that they will be taking a break from the lottery games for some time. They decided to split their money because both of them had plans of running their own businesses. The couple did state that will surely be purchasing an RV for the family vacations.