(Sept. 27, 2018) - Forty-two-year-old Nandlall Mangal, from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $245.6 million sole jackpot-winning ticket from the August 11, 2018 Powerball drawing.
Mangal, said he purchases his Lottery tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million. “I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he explained. “I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets.”
Mangal purchased a $6 Quick Pick ticket for that night’s drawing and left it on his kitchen table. “The ticket sat on my kitchen table for a week because I was out of town. I checked the website when I got back and was surprised that I won the jackpot!”
Staten Island’s newest Lottery multi-millionaire claimed his prize in the form of a trust. On behalf of The Sea & Sand Trust, he has chosen to receive his Powerball prize as a one-time lump sum payment totaling $99,321,975 after required withholdings.
When asked how it feels to be a new Lottery multi-millionaire Mangal said, “Shocking! Right now I just plan to relax and see where it goes from there.”
Mangal did say he plans to use a portion of his winnings to travel. “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii.”
The winning ticket was purchased at the Stop & Shop on Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island.
Mangal is the 91st New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.
The New York Lottery contributed $ 1,337,283,719 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts throughout the five boroughs of New York City during fiscal year 2017-2018.
New York State Gaming Commission, Division of the Lottery
About the New York Lottery
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-2018 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
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