New York

Long Islanders Strike It Rich

A Long Island couple hit the jackpot — literally — and claimed their $162 million Mega Millions jackpot on January 4th.   Trying to avoid the usual press that accompanies such a win, they drove up to the state lottery office in Fishkill to claim their amazing prize.

This prize, which will come to about $100 million after taxes, is the most that any Long Islanders have ever won.   Nice going!


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