CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 30, 2009: A 49-year-old Guyanese man is America`s latest millionaire.
Aubrey Boyce, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority from Kew Gardens, Queens is the winner of the $133 million Mega Millions jackpot. He bought his ticket at a Jamaica, Queens store on July 7th, quick pick style.
`Shocked and still a little nervous about the whole thing; that`s how I feel,` said the eight-year MTA veteran. `It`s still very much a dream, a dream come true.`
He also revealed he and his wife have not slept much since the morning he discovered his numbers, 25, 27, 35, 38, 39, and (Mega Ball) 28, was the sole winning ticket.
This week he received his giant check on a balcony inside Grand Central Terminal. He said he is still in shock over his change of fortunes and now plans to go fishing somewhere warm.
After signing the ticket, Boyce said he immediately locked it up in a safe deposit box. It was weeks later that Boyce and his wife of 15 years, Francis, said they were finally ready to come forward about their news.
His after tax total is a bit above $54.6 million.
Shiv Convenience, the Jamaica grocery store where Boyce purchased the winning ticket, received a $10,000 bonus from the New York Lottery Commission for selling the winning Mega Millions Jackpot ticket.