For year’s a limo driver and his 5 friends bought Mega Millions tickets. Manuel Hernandez, a Limo driver by profession, drove and more than likely met lots of interesting people, including politicians, businessmen, athletes as he picked them up and drove them to various destinations. But after buying a Mega Millions lottery ticket into the $106 million draw, it’s now his turn to experience the lotto lifestyle. All thanks to winning the $106 Mega Millions jackpot, Manuel and his friends are now living the American Dream.
They played the Mega Millions for 10 years
The six Mega Millions winners have been friends for decades. 20 years ago they immigrated to the U.S. together and for the past 10 years they have been taking turns to buy Mega Millions tickets.
"We promised each other we would split the prize if we ever won," said Lopez, a limousine driver from Yonkers, who purchased the winning ticket last month.
"We are all very, very happy. We have worked hard all of our lives, and to have this happen is just amazing."
They had one request though. That lottery officials would not reveal the country of their origin to protect their relatives that they left behind.
Manuel Hernandez friends and fellow Mega Millions lottery winners, are: Edgar Lopez; Acela Hernandez, 51, Manuel's wife who works as a housekeeper, also of Yonkers; Angela Pajes, 45, a daycare teacher from Basking Ridge, NJ; and HVAC business owner Miguel Acosta, 47, of Yonkers.
The lucky five Mega Millions winners opted to split the prize evenly, with each receiving lump sum shares totalling $13,102,595. They will receive a net check totalling $8,477,726. Pajes, from New Jersey, will receive a single, net payment of $8,671,297.
"Everybody was very excited," Lopez said. "Even when they saw the ticket they still didn't believe it."
The winners said they plan to travel, save and send their kids to college. Lopez might even let someone drive him around for a change.
Forget the limo and buy a Aston Martin Milano Rapide S
With millions in the bank, we’re sure that Manual Hernandez will now have his eyes on driving himself around. Who knows, he might even prefer the Aston Martin Milano Rapide S Dom Pérignon with a Champagne Cellar in the Trunk.
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