Document Breaking Mega Tens of millions Lottery Jackpot Received by Retired Handyman within the US

Johnnie Taylor received the $476million Mega Tens of millions jackpot that’s the highest within the sport’s historical past in New York (Image: New York Lottery)

A retired handyman can get pleasure from the remainder of his life with out working after successful a record-setting $476million lottery jackpot.

Johnnie Taylor, 71, received the most important Mega Tens of millions jackpot because the sport launched in 2002, the New York Lottery introduced on Monday.

‘It nonetheless doesn’t really feel actual,’ stated Taylor, of Howard Seashore in Queens.

Taylor stated his spouse initially didn’t imagine him when he stated he received the jackpot. She went on-line to confirm that his ticket matched the successful numbers: 23-27-41-48-51 and Mega Ball 22.

Jackpot winner Johnnie Taylor frequently played the Mega Millions and Powerball games

Jackpot winner Johnnie Taylor steadily performed the Mega Tens of millions and Powerball video games (Image: New York Lottery)

He opted for the money worth of the annualized prize, which got here out to a lump sum of $157,288,402 after state and federal withholdings.

Taylor retired as a constructing handyman in Manhattan not way back. Along with his new riches, he plans to purchase a brand new house, exchange his 2012 Prius with a more recent hybrid car, journey and donate to his church.

Earlier than Taylor’s document successful, the best Mega Tens of millions jackpot within the state was $437million and offered in Huntington in 2019.

Taylor bought his ticket at Liberty Beer and Comfort in Queens, which is able to get a $10,000 bonus for promoting the fortunate slip.

Jackpot winner Johnnie Taylor plans to buy a home, replace his car, travel and donate to his church

Jackpot winner Johnnie Taylor plans to purchase a house, exchange his automobile, journey and donate to his church (Image: New York Lottery)

‘The New York Lottery congratulates Mr Taylor on successful this historic jackpot, the gross sales for which introduced tens of millions of {dollars} to New York’s public colleges and lottery retailers throughout the state,’ acknowledged New York State Gaming Fee Chairman Brian O’Dwyer.

The jackpot rolled 21 occasions earlier than the April 14 drawing. It generated greater than $21million for schooling, $4.1million in commissions for retailers and $10.4million in winnings for gamers who didn’t land the jackpot.

Taylor recurrently performed the Mega Tens of millions and Powerball video games with fast choose tickets and added the multiplier when the jackpots exceeded $100million.

He’s not the one lottery participant who has been rewarded for steadily making an attempt his luck.

A 52-year-old truck driver received $50,000 taking part in the Choose 5 sport a 3rd time after betting on his identical numbers every time.

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