Winning $437 million Mega Millions ticket sold on Long Island

UPPER BROOKVILLE, Nassau County (WABC) -- What a way to ring in the New Year! The single winning ticket to Tuesday's $437 million Mega Millions drawing was purchased on Long Island.

The winning numbers for the New Year's Day drawing were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70, and the Mega Ball was 14.

The ticket was sold at Brookville Auto Service on Route 25A in Upper Brookville, Nassau County.

The property owner was so stunned when he saw surveillance pictures of media and police outside on Wednesday, he thought something was terribly wrong.

"Yeah, I think something happened," owner Jay Huang said. "Because I saw the police a lot and probably maybe something going on."

But it's certainly good news for the winner, who can walk away with a lump sum of $261.8 million.

The giant jackpot was the eighth largest in the history of the game.

There were a few second place $1 million winners in the Tri-State area, as well.

One was in Pleasantville in Westchester County, while another was sold in Little Neck, Queens. There was also a million dollar winner in Canton, New York.

Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas all had $1 million winners, while in Pennsylvania, someone had included the megaplier option to their ticket to bring his or her prize up to a whopping $4 million.

It's been a lucky week for New York, after a single winning $294 million Powerball ticket was sold at Brooklyn gas station.

Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot winner. Tickets are sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing before Eyewitness News at 11 on Friday night.

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