Fox News has confirmed that 7 New York state employees from the Department of Homes and Community Renewal have won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot. All seven work in the IT department at DHCR.
The workers bought several Quick Pick tickets from Coulson’s News Center in downtown Albany. The store’s owner, Steve Hutchins, 63, will get a $10,000 bonus from the state Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
If they were to take the payout of $202 million, after taxes – 25 per cent or $50.7 million to the government and 8.97 per cent, or $18.2 million to the state – the workers will split $134 million to get $19.1 million each.
The winning numbers in Friday’s draw were: 22-24-31-52-54, with a Mega ball of 4.
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