A coronavirus patient in ICU in New York is the winner of Tuesday night $186 million Mega Millions drawing.
Jennifer Powell bought her ticket at a Pharmacy where she went to complain of coughing and chest pains.
Her sister Amanda Powell said Jennifer was admitted to the hospital few hours after purchasing her ticket.
The lucky ticket which was sold at Downtown Pharmacy, 165 William St in New York, matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s $186 million Mega Millions drawing.
The winning numbers drawn on April 28 were 13, 19, 53, 54 and 63, plus the gold Mega Ball 17. The lucky ticket holder wins the estimated $186 million jackpot ($151.2 million cash), according to the lottery website.
The soon-to-be millionaire will have the choice of taking the estimated $186 million in annuitized payments or a cash option of $151.2 million.
Amanda tells the media that Jennifer has been in ICU for the past three days and doctors have said her condition is critical.
A ticket sold in West Virginia also matched the five white balls to win $1 million.
The jackpot will reset to $40 million for Friday night’s drawing with a cash option of $28.1 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot was last won on Feb. 11 when a lottery player in New Jersey won $202 million.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $70 million with a cash option of $43 million, according to the lottery website.