$201M lottery winners to be revealed

Mitul Patel, owner of the Maulik & Chandni

Mitul Patel, owner of the Maulik & Chandni store on West Montauk Highway, says the store has had previous big winners, but never as big as the latest Powerball ticket holder. (June 2, 2011) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The identities of the workers from a Melville Costco who won $201.9 million in the New York Lottery will be revealed Thursday, the state agency said.

The Lottery's Yolanda Vega will present the winners from the June 1 Powerball drawing with an oversized prize check in a 10:30 a.m. news conference at the warehouse club on Route 110.

Vega also will present a ceremonial $10,000 bonus check to the retailer who sold the jackpot-winning ticket.

The ticket, a Quick Pick, was bought at the Maulik & Chandni stationery store on West Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. It was claimed June 7, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said.

The winners of the biggest lottery prize in Long Island history are reportedly a group of about 20 employees who work at the Costco store.

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