The drawing for the seven-state lottery was June 9, 2000.The winning numbers were 6, 7, 25, 34 and 45, and the Big Money Ball number was 2.'' How could he put a million ticket in the mail? I hate to put my phone bill in the mail because it takes forever, and this person puts a million ticket in the mail?'' New Jersey notified officials from the other states, some of whom, not surprisingly, expressed skepticism.
But today, New Jersey's acting governor, Donald T.
He bought the store only several months ago, so the ,000 commission destined for the seller of the winning ticket will go to the store's previous owner.
The drawing drew a flurry of attention as its one-year anniversary approached, because that is the deadline for prizes to be claimed before the money is returned to the coffers of New Jersey and the other participating Big Game states: Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland. On Tuesday, the mail arrived at Trenton lottery headquarters.
The ticket is worth million in an annuity, or ,748,052 before taxes in a lump-sum payment.
And the odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 76,275,360.
For all those who have suffered from the check-is-in-the-mail syndrome, here is sweet revenge.