Lottery24 – Winner finally claims $191m Mega Millions prizeJack Freney from California is celebrating after claiming a $188m Mega Millions jackpot. In all his ticket was worth $191m. He’s a rather private person but did reveal to California Lottery officials a rather unique plan on how to spend his lottery winnings.
Freney won his Mega Millions jackpot in the January 27 draw but did not claim his massive windfall until last week. Debra Newman from Minnesota, USA, waited until a week before the expiry date before claiming her $50,000 Powerball prize. Raymond Mayor and Robyn Collier from Florida took a month before coming forward to receive their $207m Mega Millions win.
His jackpot winning Mega Millions purchase was made from Primm Valley Lotto in Las Vegas. That retailer sells more California Lottery tickets than any other in the state and will receive a $955,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Kerri Matherly, who is the director of retail for Primm Valley Resorts, commented, “Over the past few weeks, we’ve been anxiously waiting to see who won, like everyone else. Out here at Primm, we pride ourselves on creating a one-of-a-kind experience and winning a jackpot like this is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.”
It certainly proved to be an amazing purchase for the lucky Mega Millions jackpot winner who has opted to take a one-off payment of $114.1m, less federal taxes. Not only did he win the $188m jackpot but another line won him more money by matching the five main numbers. Harold Diamond from New York knows just how Jack is feeling. Last year he won a $326m Mega Millions jackpot.
It’s the latest big lottery win in California, USA, after Kent Li won a $1.5m Powerball prize.Also celebrating was Jaylene Smith after her $463,395 Mega Millions win.
When asked how he plans to spend his Mega Millions winnings, he said, “This will allow me to correct all the wrong that I have incurred in my lifetime.” The Mega Millions winner refused to pose for a celebratory photo and declined media interviews, so we’ll probably never know what he means by his statement. Leopoldo Choi, also from California, USA, also requested privacy after claiming his $30m Mega Millions jackpot win.
The winning numbers in the January 27 Mega Millions draw were: 17-37-53-54-61 and the Mega Ball 08. The next Mega Millions draw is on Tuesday 21 February with a $55m jackpot… try your luck and purchase your tickets online at Lottery24.com.