The Bronx is about to give tony Manhattan some competition.
One of the two lucky winners of the $333 Mega Millions jackpot purchased his or her ticket in the New York City borough, the New York Daily News reported, while the other instant millionaire picked the ticket up in San Gabriel, Calif.
Each golden ticket is worth $166.5 million. Interestingly, the winner opted to take the money in annuity payments rather than a lump sum. The Bronx ticket was bought at Fordham Convenience Store on West Fordham Road, the Lottery Commission said. The store gets a $10,000 check for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery offices are closed for the weekend, so we won't find out who the winner is until Monday.
Friday's $333 million jackpot in the Mega Millions multistate lottery game is the second largest jackpot in history. After taxes, the cash payout is estimated at $210.4 million.
The $333 million purse is the fourth-largest lottery payout in North American history, Mega Millions reps said.
If no one claims Friday night's jackpot, it will rollover to $430 million — the largest ever.
The winning numbers are 37,1,17,31,54. The Mega Ball was 31.