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Winning $425M lottery ticket sold in NY; 3 $10K tickets sold in NC

Posted January 1, 2019 9:36 p.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2019 8:52 a.m. EST

— A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $425 million was sold in New York.

Three tickets worth $10,000 were sold in North Carolina: one at a Quik Trip in Concord, one at a Circle K in Garner and one at Southeast Energy LLC in Burnsville.

The jackpot was the eighth largest in the game’s history, and it was only the fifth time a jackpot drawing has occurred on Jan. 1.

Before the drawing, North Carolina residents were thinking about what they would do if they were to become a multi-millionaire at the start of the new year.

“I’ve been wanting to do like a children’s hospital or just own one. I work with kids, so I really want to do that. That’s my passion,” Durham resident Crystal Daniels said.

“[I’d] find Gilligan’s Island, just disappear and drop off the map,” Cary resident Tom Imler said. “Do things for my family, do things for causes I believe in and just fade into the background.”

Luck and details matter for the New Year’s Day wish to come true.

“I would buy a house and then I would probably save the rest for [my daughter’s] college or something like that. And take a trip, several trips,” Daniels said.