Posted October 11, 2018 11:37:52We can all relate to the excitement of seeing our favorite people win big at a new state lottery.
But when it comes to the NY lottery, that excitement fades quickly as a record-breaking total of $1.1 trillion in cash prizes was won on Sunday.
As we reported, lottery officials are reporting an initial total of about $5 billion in cash prize winners on Sunday, including a record $1,000,000 for winning a New York State Lottery jackpot.
The total was more than twice the $2.5 billion raised by the previous state lottery, the New York City lottery, which closed earlier this month.
That means the total was $1 billion more than the previous record.
The winner is:Cameron Fogle of Long Island, N.Y., whose $1 million prize is the second-highest jackpot in history.
The $500,000 is also the second highest total in the state, after $1 trillion won by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, who in August earned a $2 billion prize.
Fogle’s winning ticket is one of the largest jackpots in the history of the lottery.
It’s the first to go on sale since the system was revamped in 2015.
According to a lottery spokesman, the total of jackpot winners was the highest in a new era of technology.
It is also one of only two jackpots that won’t end until March 1, 2021.
The second-largest jackpot, a $300,000 prize, was won by a California man who won a $200,000 ticket last week.
That was also the first time that California had won a jackpot on an open state lottery since 2008.
The largest jackpot ever won in New York was won in December 2016 by James T. Johnson of New York, a software engineer.
The winning ticket, which was valued at $1m, was one of a series of lottery winners that will go on auction this week.
Other notable jackpots include:An Ohio man, James O. Rous, won $1 in 2012.
He was one month from his 60th birthday.
A Florida man, Robert K. Tabor, won a record six jackpots last year.
He’s also on the record for winning four jackpots.
A Wisconsin man, Steven W. Tewksbury, won the most jackpots of any person in the United States, winning $5.5 million in 2010.
Tewkshams winning ticket was the second largest jacktokens ever sold in the U.S. and the first of a record two jackpot wins in the same year.
Towksham, who was awarded $4.5m, is a member of the National Lottery Hall of Fame.
A Minnesota man, Anthony R. Foy, won five jackpots at the same time.
He is also a member.