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Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $425 million sold on Long Island, NY

Erik Ortiz
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It's already a very good year for whomever holds the winning Mega Millions ticket drawn on New Year's Day.

They're now an estimated $425 million richer — or the equivalent of a cash option of $254.6 million.

The winning numbers — 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and Mega Ball 14 — were sold at the Brookville Auto Service Center in Glen Head, New York. It's the eighth largest jackpot in the game's history.

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Jay Huang, the owner of the Long Island convenience store where the ticket was sold, told NBC New York that he's happy for the winner. He'll also get a cut from the lottery for selling the winning ticket, and said he will give the money to his employees.

In addition, players in Ohio, South Carolina and Texas are also picking up winnings, albeit on a smaller scale.

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