Saturday, October 06, 2012
Persistance paid off: Willie McPherson And Christopher Manzi Won Mega Millions Jackpot After 25 Years
Willie McPherson, 74, and Christopher Manzi, 44, has just won a $14 million jackpot last month playing in the Mega Millions lottery. These two had been buying mega millions lottery tickets together for a 25 years after becoming friends while working at Manzi’s print shop in Manhattan.
Despite having spent a lot of cash on their lottery habit over those years, neither McPherson nor Manzi shelled out a dime for the winning ticket. As part of a mega millions lottery promotion, they received two Quick Picks for free.
"We won $14 million on a free play ticket," McPherson said to the New York Daily News. "It feels beautiful."
The pair opted to take one lump sum, which, after taxes, is about $3.5 million each. Media suggests the two may celebrate in Miami.
Kyu's Coffee Shop, which gave them the winning ticket, received $10,000.
Earlier a group of Quaker Oats employees pooled their cash claimed a $10,004 Powerball prize. Funny that win came only couple of months after another group of Quaker Oats workers won a $241 million Powerball jackpot.