The New Yorker who hit Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is bound to be ecstatic.
Just one ticket, bought at Ky's Coffee Shop in Midtown Manhattan, matched all the numbers: 5, 9, 22, 36 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 36.
But wouldn't it be only human to also think, "Dang, why couldn't I hit when the jackpot was GIGANTIC?"
It was worth $15 million, the game's lowest in nearly 2-1/2 years.
In late March, the jackpot was more than a half-billion dollars richer, setting a new U.S. record with a top annuity prize of $656 million. It was split by three tickets, sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.