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Stories to follow: Mega winner announced, possible flurries

Winning numbers from the Dec. 27 Mega Millions

Winning numbers from the Dec. 27 Mega Millions lottery jackpot drawing. (Dec. 28, 2011) Credit: James Carbone


Mega Millions winner to be revealed Friday

Friday, New York State Lottery officials said, they'll reveal the Mega Millions winner at the Middle Island King Kullen where the winning ticket was sold. The jackpot's lump-sum cash option -- a one-time payment instead of an annuity paid over 26 years -- is worth $153.3 million before taxes. -- WILLIAM MURPHY AND KERI MURAKAMI


Long Island under wind advisory; snow possible this weekend

Long Island is under a wind advisory Friday morning, with the National Weather Service warning of strong winds of 20 to 30 mph, and gusts of up to 50 mph possible.

The advisory is in effect until midnight.

An overnight cold front from the northwest may mean peak winds between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, he said.

A second cold front Saturday may lead to flurries but no accumulation. -- ELLEN YAN AND NEWSDAY STAFF


Work Session: The Southampton Town board will hold the public portion of its work session Friday at 2 p.m. at Town Hall (116 Hampton Rd.). The board will discuss a capital project to computerize police department operations at the session. Check Stacey Altherr’s Twitter updates @staceyaltherr.


Board Talk: The Shelter Island Town board meets Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall (38 N. Ferry Rd.) and will consider a variety of resolutions. The public is invited to attend. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.


Landscaper Law: The Lindenhurst Village board will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (430 S. Wellwood Ave.) and will conduct a public hearing on a proposed law that would require landscapers working in the village to dispose of any grass clippings, branches or other material rather than leaving them at the curb or in the street. Check Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla.

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