How Long Before Sept 11 Mega Millions $106 Million Will Be Collected?

This is the store where $106 Million was won. The mystery man or woman hasn't yet arrived to claim their prize at the Mega Millions headquarters.

Store owner Sammy Patel is pleased for the winner and his store.

"It's about people being in the right place at the right time," Patel said Wednesday. "This is very good for the guy who won and for our business. We are a lucky store."

Patel said between 300 and 400 people a day play some type of lottery game at his store.

The most recent winner has until next Sept. 11 to collect the big prize, which scored on the numbers 5-11-31-50-67 plus the Megaball number of 14, said Christy Calicchia, a spokeswoman for the New York State Gaming Commission, which oversees the lottery games.

Other winners: Harold Diamond won $326 million in the New York Mega Millions in 2014.

The $106 million is not the largest jackpot won in New York state.

Other recent New York Mega Millions jackpot winners include:

  • “The Albany 7,” a group of state employees from the Capital Region who split $319 million in 2011.
  • David Bruckner, of California, who claimed a $206 million jackpot on a ticket he purchased while visiting family on Long Island in 2011.
  • Richard and Mary Morrison, of Miller Place, N.Y., who split a $162 million jackpot in 2009.
  • Aubrey Boyce, of Kew Gardens, who set up the Archibald Trust to accept a $133 million jackpot in 2009.

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