Mega Millions Winners: Florida Couple Claims $414M Jackpot

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 07:08 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Mega Millions winners Robyn Collier and Raymond Moyer of Florida each claimed $207 million on Tuesday. The pair had the same winning numbers to March 18's $414 million jackpot.

The win is the first Mega Millions jackpot win for the Sunshine State.

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The $207 million winnings, which amounted to a lump sum payment of nearly $115.5 million, was deposited into the Cobie and Seamus Trust, to which both Collier and Moyer are members, according to a Mega Millions press release.


"We didn’t know we had won until the next morning when the numbers were on the news," Collier said in a Mega Millions press release. "I paused the TV and ran to get the ticket to double check the numbers and when I realized they all matched I jumped off the couch in excitement and told Raymond we had won."

Moyer, however, was not so sure.

"I didn’t believe her until I saw the store where we purchased the ticket on the news," Moyer quipped.

"It was definitely a shock, but it is an incredible blessing that will allow us to do many things we would not have had the opportunity to do before," Moyer added.

While the couple says they plan on investing much of the winnings, they also plan on traveling together, specifically to Ireland, and catching as many Notre Dame football games as they can in person.

Though it was not reported what their occupations were, Collier said she still planned on working at her current job for a while before eventually transitioning into another career path.

"I'm gonna try and work still, at least for a little while. I mean I probably will always work, but it will be different work, not my every day work," Collier said.

The winner of the second winning ticket, which was sold in Maryland, has yet to come forward.





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