The winners of the $437 million jackpot of January 1st, 2019 have finally come forward! 23 co-workers from Long Island won the Mega Millions together on the very first day of the year. Just short of 2 months later, they have collected their prize as the New Life syndicate.
They eventually decided to remain anonymous and they opted for the lump sum payout for their Mega Millions jackpot totalling $262.2 million. After paying the due taxes, they were left with $176.1 million.
They said that they had been playing the lottery together for a long time. Week after week, they would each put in one dollar in the group’s envelope and one of them would then buy tickets with the money. They usually played the three major lotteries – Mega Millions, US Powerball, and New York Lotto.
On January 1st, they finally got their big break in the Mega Millions winning one of the biggest jackpots in the entire history of this lottery. Two days after the big draw, when they came back to work, word of their win spread and they kept checking their ticket again and again to make sure that all of it is true.
While you might expect the new multi-millionaires to quit their jobs and enjoy the easy life, they said that will continue working even after their huge Mega Millions win. They said that they are not only co-workers, but a real family.
If you are wondering what the members of the New Life syndicate plan to do with their money, they said that they want to buy new houses and set up college funds for their children. They also plan to travel the world. Congratulations to the happy winners!