New York City woman wins $85m jackpot

2012-08-03 16:01

New York — A New York City woman shopping for a bottle of Korean rice wine took home a little something extra — an $85m Mega Millions jackpot.

Jin Ok Choi bought the wine and the lucky quick-pick ticket on 1 July at a Staten Island liquor store.

She said she "was just shocked" as she picked up her check on Wednesday.

She opted to taken a lump sum payout, giving her $40.4m after taxes.

The Daily News  reports that the 54-year-old Choi wouldn't divulge any personal details. But says she wants to "upgrade" her life and buy a condo that is a "little bigger".

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-08-03 16:16

    Congragulations to her. But, Isnt the first thing to do after winning a lottery jackpot to remain anonymous?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-08-03 17:05

      No one's anonymous these days. Oh wait

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-08-03 17:05

    Actually I'm a tad concerned by the quality of editing on so many stories: "She opted to taken a lump sum payout..."

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