Here’s How That Maine $1.3B Winner Could Have Been $50 Mil Richer
Over the last few days, we have all talked a lot about the $1.35 BILLION Mega Millions lottery ticket that was sold in Maine.
Most of us first heard about the winning ticket being sold in Maine when we woke up on Saturday morning. By middle of the day, most of us had learned that we were not the winner because it had been revealed that the winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in Lebanon.
According to a Newsbreak Original story, the winner of the massive lottery prize, who still has not come forward, would have been even richer had they bought the ticket just a mile or so down the road.
The ticket, which was sold at a store called Hometown Gas & Grill, was purchased in the Maine / New Hampshire border town of Lebanon. Just across the border, about 1.2 miles away, there is a Cumberland Farms. That convenience store is located in the town of Rochester, New Hampshire.
Because of the State of New Hampshire does not collect taxes on lottery winners (live free or die, right?), the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot would have been over $50 million richer.
But, let's face it, when it comes to numbers like 1,350,000,000, does fifty million even matter?
If you had won, what would you have spent the money on? What is the first thing you would have bought? Also, would you keep your current job or would you leave to "follow your dreams"? Let us know by sending us a message through our app or by messaging us on Facebook.