Mega Millions Winner Banks $101 Million – “I Just Tried Not To Faint”

January 14th, 2012   ·   Read 2 Comments...

Daniel Bruckner only played the Mega Millions occasionally. But with a headline jackpot of $206 Million he figured it was worth risking a few dollars.

The 35 year old financial analyst has now been revealed as the official sole jackpot winner of the Mega Millions draw for 27th December.

Which means that after taxes he collected a jumbo jackpot of $101,440,236.

But Daniel’s win is far from being the largest jackpot for Mega Millions. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 10 list, with even No.10 currently standing at $266 Million. The largest ever Mega Millions jackpot was $390 Million back in 2007, although that was shared by two ticket holders.

Not that it concerns Daniel of course, who said it was still very surreal. He just concentrated on avoiding fainting when they handed the check over to him.

Daniel and wife Christine, 36, have yet to make big plans for the money. So far they know that all their debts will be cleared, but will allow some time to plan for the rest.

The winning numbers for 27th December 2011 were 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43, with a Mega Ball of 8. Daniel bought 26 Mega Millions tickets from King Kullen in Middle Country Road, Middle Island, New York.

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  • Victo Bonefont

    I received an email from MR JOHN WATTER johnwatter@ tel 447035-908-244 to send hin serial number 555i4440 batch 77722727 reference 2011-222-31. now, i have benn sending him collection letters since 08/2011, but he never answer my mails. due to the huge ammout of money $12.5 millions usd irequest 2 things from you:
    1-is this em for real?
    2- what do i do to collect this mony?

    • Lottery Blog

      1. No.
      2. It doesn’t exist.

      If you didn’t buy a ticket, you didn’t win – simple as that. These email scams are sent out in their millions every day. Delete them, spam them or report them. But please don’t respond to them.

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