Nandlall Mangal, come on down — you’re a $245.6 million Powerball winner.
The 42-year-old Staten Island man has claimed a winning lottery ticket that he purchased at the Stop & Shop on Hylan Blvd. on Aug. 11. Mangal opted for a lump-sum payment, which will give him $99,321,975.
“I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he told lottery officials according to an announcement Thursday. “I decided that was a good time to buy my tickets.”
The winning $6 Quick-Pick ticket sat on Mangal’s kitchen table for a week while he was out of town. It wasn’t until he returned home that he learned he was a very rich man.
“I checked the website when I got back and was surprised that I won the jackpot,” he said.
The big winner plans to relax for a while and see what happens next. He also plans to travel.
“I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii,” he said.
Mangal became the 91st New York Lottery player to collect a prize of at least $1 million0 in 2018.
The New York Lottery paid out more that $1.3 million to schools citywide in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.