NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Staten Island resident Nandlall Mangal, 42, has been announced as winner of a $245.6 million Powerball jackpot.
Mangal purchased a $6 Quick Pick ticket for the drawing on Aug. 11, 2018 and left it on his kitchen table.
“The ticket sat on my kitchen table for a week because I was out of town. I checked the website when I got back and was surprised that I won the jackpot!" said Mangal.
The new multi-multi-millionaire chose the lump-sum payment totaling $99,321,975 after required withholdings.
Mangal said he purchases lottery tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million.
“I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he explained. “I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets.”
The winning ticket was purchased at the Stop & Shop on Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island.
Mangal is the 91st New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.