Painted Post couple wins $1M Mega Million prize
PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- One out of 12,607,306... Those were the odds that a Painted Post couple ended up beating out when they won the Mega Millions lottery!
Robert and Elaine McEnroe won the one million dollar prize by matching the first five numbers drawn back on August 27th. The winning ticket was purchased at the Dandy Mini Mart on South Hamilton Street in Painted Post. On Thursday, they received a giant Mega Millions prize check from the voice of the NYS lottery, Yolanda Vega.
Robert McEnroe said, "I'm still sort of pinching myself, it hasn't sunk in all the way yet, it will. It's a large sum of money, and it's late in life and we're going to spend it and have fun."
Robert and Elaine opted for the lump sum payment -- which is roughly $670,000. They said they plan on taking a trip to Ireland.