It’s been a good month for Mega Millions lottery winner this June. Here are a few ecstatic winners who won huge prizes on America’s favourite lotto game…
Kodjo Ayewonou wins $1 million
For those thinking you need to purchase a stack of lottery tickets to win the lottery, you will be pleased to know that it only takes one ticket to change your life forever.
You just have to ask Kodjo Ayewonou, who bought one quickpick Mega Millions ticket for the June 4 Mega Millions drawing and won $1 million.
Ayewonou claimed his Mega Millions prize on the June 6. When lottery officials asked him he’s going to do with the money, Ayewonou immediately replied, “Buy a Jeep!”
70-year-old wins $2,000,000 on Mega Millions
Seventy-year-old Javier Fernandez from East Elmhurst won $2,000,000 on Mega Millions. He matched all the main Mega Millions winning lottery numbers.
Thanks to the Megaplier his winnings were multiplied by up to five times the original value.
Speaking to lottery officials the lucky Mega Millions winner said, “I checked my ticket on the ticket checker and it said ‘Big Winner.”
When asked what he plans to spend his prize on, the happy winner said, “I plan to use the winnings to pay off my wife’s car and invest the rest into my own business.”
Another winner, who opted to keep their identity private, won a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second-tier prize.
He matched the first five numbers making him Nassau County’s newest Lottery millionaire.
“I was ecstatic when I realized I won,” he explained.
He too said that he plans to use the winnings to pay off his bills.
Michigan couple win $3 million on Mega Millions
David Smith, 59, had to convince his wife they were millionaires after he won a $3 million Mega Millions prize.
His lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket matched the five white balls drawn. He’s lucky numbers were 20-34-39-43-57 which made him an instant millionaire.
Thanks to the Megaplier, his was multiplied by three totalling a $3 million prize.
“I was checking my tickets online Wednesday morning, and out of the corner of my eye I saw the $3 million winner,” said Smith.
“I called my wife right away and it took me 10 minutes to convince her we’d won $3 million.
“She was still sceptical, so she had me send her a screenshot and then Googled the numbers herself. We were both stunned. We’re still in shock.”
“Winning takes so much pressure off with our retirement coming up in a few years. We couldn’t be more thankful and humble,” said David.
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