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Happy $1 million winner in Bayside, N.Y.

Gerard McMahon

Drawing Date: 1/1/2019

January 31, 2019 – Sixty-eight-year-old Gerard McMahon from Bayside, N.Y., has claimed a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize. McMahon matched the first five numbers drawn for the January 1 drawing making him Queens County’s newest Lottery millionaire.

“It’s a very satisfying feeling,” explained McMahon. “I am very happy and excited.”

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the January 1 drawing were 34-44-57-62-70, Mega Ball 14.

The $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize is paid as a one-time lump sum payment. McMahon will receive a net check totaling $633,040 after required withholdings.

“I plan to use the money to provide for my children and grandchildren and take a view trips,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Mike & Faye Deli Grocery on 235th Street in Little Neck.

McMahon is the 6th New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.