Mega Millions Jackpot Winner from Pennsylvania
July 29, 2015 in Pennsylvania, was a new Mega Millions lottery winner. It was Steven Peloquin from Virginia, he was the lucky winner of the prize nearly 92 million dollars.
It is the second-largest prize in this kind of lottery, and in Pennsylvania a win with such sum is the fourth largest. These data had been provided by a history of the lottery.
The other day was the official authentication for winning ticket. Lottery Executive Director officially declared that the winner’s prize is 91, 8 million dollars.
In the winning ticket all five numbers plus one number of red cells had matched. The cost of winning jackpot ticket was nearly $ 153 million, but the winner had to pay federal tax. After this payment, he can take 91.8 millions.
Steven Peloquin is a truck driver for more than 30 years. His happiest ticket he bought during a trip to work to Pennsylvania in a small shop near the road. The owner of the store also received an award in the amount of 100,000 dollars for the fact that there was bought the winning ticket.
Steven had had a lot of work and he did not check his ticket immediately after purchase.
Steven said that he did not have time, and he checked his ticket only on Saturday evening. After he learned that his ticket won the jackpot, he could not sleep.
He could not believe that he won, and decided to ask his relatives to check the winning numbers again.
Peloquin and his wife are very excited about this victory, now they will be able to retire early and devote their time to children and grandchildren.
Then Peloquin went to the lottery headquarters to claim victory. There, his victory was confirmed and he was acquainted with all the necessary security measures.
The odds of winning the jackpot in a lottery form equal to 1 x 259 million, and to win a lottery Mega Millions equal – 1 x 14,710,000.
Since 2010, in Pennsylvania was a Mega Millions jackpot two winners, who received the same amount of large winnings. One was recorded in May 2014. The win of the lucky winner was $ 150 million. Then, after a few months in Lottery headquarters was another winner and showed them a lottery ticket, which also won a jackpot. The prize of this winner was 87 million dollars.
In 2002, the Powerball lottery is just beginning work. Since then, the administration has counted about 17 lottery jackpot winners.
The biggest prize of Pennsylvania was established in 2004. This winning jackpot belonged to another species lottery – Powerball. Then the jackpot was $ 110 million.