Mega Millions Quick Pick (Plus Megaplier) Equals $1,000,000 for West Haven, Connecticut Player


Like millions of other people, Joye Epps’ attention was caught recently by the chance to become a  Mega Millions® jackpot winner.  As a result, the West Haven resident made a spur of the moment decision and purchased a single CT Lottery Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket while out shopping.

The next day, Epps became a Lottery millionaire. I played a Quick Pick and won a million dollars, can you believe it? said Epps enthusiastically.

Epps said,  I didn’t really know what the Megaplier feature was, but the person in line in front of me bought it, so I asked the retailer what it was, and then added it to my ticket, Epps told Lottery officials.  And, she is ever so glad that she did.

Arriving at CT Lottery headquarters, newlyweds Joye and Melvin Epps were dressed for the occasion, both looking and feeling like a million bucks.  We couldn’t be happier, said Joye.  This will help us buy a house, but it will also help our family and our church.  The $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize will also help to nurture a burgeoning family-owned business, Mel’s Carolina BBQ Sauce.  We’ve got Honey, Molasses, Original, Mild, Hotand Off The Charts, said Mel with a laugh.

Epps’ million-dollar winning ticket was the largest sold in Connecticut for the January 4th Mega Millions drawing.

Awesome story and congratulations.

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