MTA agent claims Mega Millions prize

July 28, 2009 3:59:38 PM PDT
An MTA collections agent stepped forward as the winner of the $133 Mega Millions jackpot. Earlier this month, Aubrey Boyce of Kew Gardens, Queens was a New York City Transit Authority collections agent.

Now, he's collecting big time!! He'll pocket about 55 million after taxes of the 133 million dollars Mega Millions jackpot.

When we asked him if he planned to continue working, he said he had not decided yet.

Soft spoken and perhaps a little overwhelmed, Boyce says he loves deep sea fishing and plans to take a vacation somewhere warm. There he and his wife of 15 years can mull over any future plans.

He was awarded his check at a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday.

He said news that his computer generated lottery numbers were the winning numbers was nearly impossible for him to believe.

"The day after the drawing I was in deep shock. I checked the t-v, checked the internet," he said.

Boyce bought his ticket from the Shiv Convenience Store on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica. The lucky little store got a 10 thousand dollar bonus.

The store's owner presented Boyce with flowers today. A lovely gesture for sure, but it was hard to compete with that big check

Boyce typically spends $12 a week on lottery tickets, but only ponyed up $2 on the morning of July 7 for two sets of Quick Pick numbers for that night's drawing.

You can watched the Mega Millions drawing every Tuesday and Friday right before Eyewitness News at 11 on Channel 7.


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