MELVILLE - Twenty employees from the Melville Costco were presented with their winning $201.9 million Powerball jackpot today by state lottery officials.
The winning ticket was bought by Anthony Manzolillo, 73, at a stationery store in Lindenhurst. Ralph Green, another member of the winning group, described the news as "unbelievable." After taxes, each employee is getting around $3.5 million each, and the store where the winning ticket was bought is also receiving a $10,000 bonus.
While Manzolillo said he plans on retiring with his share of the money, others said they will keep their jobs at Costco and use their winnings to support themselves and their families. The $201.9 million prize is the biggest Powerball prize ever awarded in New York.