$211.7 million Powerball jackpot winner

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery Winners

Following weeks of secrecy the $211.7 million Powerball jackpot winner from the draw made on the 13th of March has finally come forward to collect their prize. This monster lottery jackpot had been the centre of a media hunt, with much speculation about who the winner was but now the mystery is over.

Sandra Mc Neil, from Morristown, New Jersey has been named as the winner of the enormous multi-rollover Powerball Lottery jackpot. Ms McNeil has been very private about her claim for the cash and declined the option of hosting a press conference, instead instructing her lawyer to give brief details on her behalf. We can tell you that Ms Neil has taken a leave of absence from her job and that she opted to receive the cash option of $101.6 million when she purchased her winning Powerball ticket.

Unlike UK National Lottery winners, both Powerball Lottery and Mega Millions Lottery winners have the option to either take annuity payments or a lump sum cash option. In the instance of the New Jersey Lottery players have to choose which payment option they would like to receive when they buy their tickets, whereas other US state lotteries allow you to choose your payment option after you have won.

Ms McNeil joins a lengthy list of US lottery winners who have scooped over $100 million in recent years. If you want the chance to play lotteries for millions of dollars you can buy online lotto tickets for both the US Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries here at Online Lotto.

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