Thanks 437 million, Andy!
Winners of the largest jackpot of the New York Lottery have acquired more historic works of collecting their checks unobtrusively – following the advice of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Long Island group of 23 workers earned the New Year's Eye Millennium jackpot of $ 437 million, lottery officials revealed Tuesday.
But as many winners before them, the lucky Long Islanders do not like their names
She finds that Cuomo just vows a measure allowing the lottery to remain incognito – but also a loophole.
"If a person wants to remain anonymous, the law allows for such a situation," Cuomo said when breaking the law.
"Over the past 40 years, individuals who want to keep their name and public opinion information create LLC s to collect their winnings for them."
The governor's sentence seems like of "an afterthought," Jaffe told The Post ̵1; but it ran with it, and it worked.
"The motivational factor is certain Gov. Cuomo's statement that you can build an LLC," he said. "Therefore, in that language and in some history [of other cases] they decided to build the LLC."
The winners claimed their prize as New Life 2019 LLC in January, and the moolah came last week, he said. ] They choose to make a lump-sum payment of $ 262,213,914 – $ 176,155,308 after state and federal deductions, or around $ 7.7 million per person.
Lottery officials – who prefer the trumpet to their big winners in photos and giant new world checks – are "very good" about the group laying under wraps, Jaffe said.
"Not their preference – they are in the PR business and they like your picture holding a big check," he said.
What Jaffe will reveal about new minted millionaires is that they all work for a retail business in "Nassau in the west-end Suffolk" area with fewer than 50 employees "not a chain or a large store. "
Winners are "salt of earth … workers-class folks," Jaffe said, and many are planning to keep their jobs.
"No one is acting, they get good financial advice. There's a long history of lotto winners that fall." I know they want to travel and pay a mortgage but no one wants to buy the Yankees. "
One worker at the Brookville Auto Service Shop in Glen Head, where the winning ticket was sold, said that a woman bought her 60 years later each Sunday for more than three years.
"My boss told me that I sold the ticket. And I'm waiting for the day that the winner comes back and teaches me. Write it, my friend, "says Niz Aydrogan, 53.
The store will receive $ 10,000 from the New York Lottery for ticket sale.