Apr 15, 2023 | 5:25 pm
Liberty Beer & Convenience in Ozone Park saw a winner worth $476 Mega Millions.
Kevin C. Downs for the New York Post
There is a new king of queens!
A mysterious Mega Millions ticket holder struck gold at a convenience store in Queens after matching all six numbers to win the $476 million lottery jackpot — and now employees and customers there hope to catch the new billionaire’s luck .
We are delighted and we hope to sell more winning tickets,” said Deepak Parikh, a 42-year-old employee of Liberty Beer & Convenience in Ozone Park, on Saturday.
Rudy Pena, of Ozone Park, said he plays sweepstakes every day at Liberty Beer and hopes the store stays warm.
“I think [improves my] Chances for sure! to boast.
“Someone at work also told me that someone won mega prizes here, and I couldn’t believe it.”
Rohit Patel, the store owner’s business partner, described the store as “happy” and added: “It’s a good thing when someone wins in New York.”
The winning numbers for Friday night’s draw were 23, 27, 41, 48 and 51 with the huge number 22 ball.
Megaplier was 2x.
The top prize is the thirteenth in the history of the lottery. This is reported by the New York Lottery.
The cash option is valued at $253.1 million; The supermarket gets $10,000 for selling the ticket.
Patel and Bina didn’t know who won the massive jackpot, but Patel said he had a similar experience five years ago when a Midtown store he ran sold a winning Take5 ticket.
Brooklyn’s James Carlton, 36, predicted that the “winner’s life will change overnight” because “they’ll now be able to do things they couldn’t do.”
“They probably don’t want anyone else to know because all the people they went to school with and things they went to school with will come out and ask and say they’re friends,” Carlton said.
He also recited his own plan to release such a huge score.
“If I win, I will change the life of my whole family and start two companies, travel. I will enjoy life and give back.”
According to the lottery, millionaire hopefuls have a one in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot.
He is the first Mega Millions jackpot winner since a $31 million winning ticket was sold on January 31 in Massachusetts.
The next drawing is scheduled for April 18 with the current starting pot at $20 million.