The modest bodega in a working-class section of Jamaica was awash in fame yesterday and a lucky customer may soon be awash in cash after picking the lone winning ticket in the multistate $133-million Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night.

The only question left to answer is, who hit the jackpot?

"That's what we are wondering," said Dilip Patel, manager of Shiv Convenience. "Who the lucky guy or maybe girl is."

The Mega-winning ticket holder hadn't come forward yet. But a lottery official said Wednesdaythat the winning ticket, to be paid out as a lump sum, is worth an estimated $82.7 million before taxes.

The lottery Web site,, reported that three of 10 second-prize winners - players who got all five Mega numbers correct but failed to nail the Mega Ball - also were from New York, including one from Suffolk.

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Each of those players receives $250,000 before taxes.

The winning Quick Pick ticket - numbers that were randomly selected by the lottery computer - matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball. The winning numbers for the July 7 jackpot are 25, 27, 35, 38, 39. The Mega Ball was No. 28.

The store, which Dilip Patel said sells about $4,000 in lottery tickets daily, was adorned with bright orange signs Wednesday calling on the ticket holder to step forward.

Patel got a call around 8 a.m. informing him that his store sold the winning ticket. The store, owned by Jayef Patel, who is unrelated to Dilip, will get $10,000, lottery officials said.

The Suffolk second-place ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven on East Northport Road in Kings Park, according to lottery officials. The other second-place winners from New York were sold in Dutchess and Monroe counties.