LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Mega Millions winning numbers for December 27, 2011 has earned a New York resident fortunes, officials tell news. The Mega Millions winning numbers for December 27 were chosen by a single player. Today they are about $206 million richer. Mega Millions had grown to Tuesday’s amount after no one chose Friday’s numbers, then worth $173 million.
Officials tell news that the single winner has yet to come forward. Tuesday’s win was historic. It marked the second Mega Millions win in New York in excess of $200 million. The last honor was achieved in June of last year, but was shared by twenty workers.
Mega Millions representatives tell news that Tuesday’s win was close to the largest ever in company history. In March 2007, the winnings reached $390 million.
The winner, for now, hasn’t come forward. They will get roughly $151.9 million after taxes. The winning numbers were: 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43, and the “Mega Ball” number was 8.
Mega Millions is sold in forty two states. Earlier this year, one person won $319 million. That Mega Millions winning ticket was sold at Coulson’s News Center, says store clerk Steve Gallucci told news at the time.
In January, Holly Lahti of Rathdrum, Idaho made news after she won half of the $380 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Holly Lahti, confirmed officials, shared the record lottery amount with Jim and Carolyn McCullar. Shortly after news of her win was released, Lottery Director Jeff Anderson told press that Lahti asked that her age, hometown, and place that she bought her ticket not be released to news. “She requested that the media respect their privacy and do not try to communicate with it until you are ready to talk with you, ” said Anderson. But shortly thereafter all such details were obtained by local news.