Winner of $1 million Mega Millions prize comes forward in New York Lottery

A New York man recently won a $1 million prize by correctly matching the first five numbers in a Mega Millions drawing.

According to officials from the New York Lottery, James Holloman from Syracuse successfully matched the numbers on November 17, 2023.

The numbers drawn for that evening’s lottery were: 06 12 31 33 69 Mega Ball 17.

To play Mega Millions, players are required to select five numbers ranging from 1 to 70, along with one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. In order to secure the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match the exact six numbers displayed in the drawn combination, which includes five numbers as well as the Mega Ball.

After the necessary withholdings, officials stated that Holloman received a lump sum payment of $650,000.


The lucky ticket was bought at Smokes 4 Less, situated at 59 Plank Rd. in Newburgh.

The Mega Millions drawing for tonight will take place at 11 p.m.

According to lottery officials, the Mega Millions game in New York recorded a total of $492,300,632 in sales during the fiscal year 2022-2023.

According to lottery officials, the New York Lottery remains the largest and most profitable lottery in North America. In fiscal year 2022-2023, it contributed a staggering $3.7 billion to support education in New York state.

Recent Winners of The New Yorker

In recent months, New Yorkers have had the good fortune of winning big in various New York Lottery games.

According to officials from the New York Lottery, a lucky individual in Westchester County recently claimed a $5 million scratch-off ticket. As of Thursday, there are still two top prizes remaining in the game.

Raymond Yancey, a resident of Yonkers, recently emerged as the lucky winner of the highly coveted top prize on the $5 million Cash Royale scratch-off game offered by the lottery. In a wise decision, Yancey chose to receive his winnings in the form of 20 annuitized payments, with each payment amounting to $158,186 after mandatory withholdings.

According to the New York Lottery, someone in Westchester County claimed one of the three top prizes in the Triple Jackpot 777 scratch-off game, winning $3 million on Feb. 3.

Andrea Garvey, a 54-year-old resident of Mount Vernon, bought the ticket at Memorial Stationery on E Sandford Boulevard in her hometown.

In December 2023, Wayne Murray, a resident of Brooklyn, became the lucky winner of a $10 million top prize on the New York Lottery’s 200X scratch-off game. This win came after he had already claimed another $10 million top prize on the Lottery’s Black Titanium ticket in 2022. New York Lottery officials confirmed this remarkable double win by Mr. Murray.

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