MALTA – A Malta man has claimed the $94.8 million Powerball jackpot won in September at a Malta beverage store, the New York Lottery said Tuesday in a release.
The winner, however, was not identified in the release, indicating he had claimed the prize through an LLC, called “September 2020.”
The LLC suggests the winner is wishing to remain anonymous.
In claiming the prize, the winner selected the lump-sum payment, which amounts to $50,868,332 after required withholdings, the lottery said.
The winner purchased the ticket for the Sept. 16 drawing at the Minogue’s Beverage Centers location at the Stonebreak Circle in Malta.
The store itself will be paid a $10,000 bonus for selling the wining ticket.
The winning Quick Pick numbers were 10-17-31-51-53 and the Powerball number selected was 1.
The odds of a single jackpot winner are 1 in 292,201,338.
A phone call to the New York Lottery about the LLC that claimed the prize was not returned Tuesday.
But the claim by “September 2020” LLC follows moves by other winners of high-dollar jackpots in recent years, who did not want their names or newfound riches made public.
In February 2019, 23 Long Island coworkers won a $437 million Mega Millions jackpot and claimed their winnings under a new “New Life 2019 LLC,” The New York Post wrote.
An attorney for that group told The Post the group formed the limited liability corporation, LLC, after a comment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo made in vetoing a bill that would have allowed winners to remain anonymous, that it was already allowed through LLCs.
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