Several New Yorkers were "Big Money" winners from Friday Night's Mega Millions drawing.

The New York State Lottery announced that there were four "Big Money" 3rd place winning tickets sold in the "Empire" State from last night's Mega Millions drawing.


Each one of those tickets matched four out of five numbers and also had the Mega Ball number. The 3rd place prize for the Mega Millions is $10,000.

The Odds of winning the 3rd place prize with the Mega Millions is 1 in 931,001.

Friday's winning Mega Millions numbers were: 3-8-31-35-44 with a Mega Ball of 16

No one claimed the grand prize so that means Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $1.1 Billion dollars. The odds of winning the grand prize Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350.

There are a lot more things that have WAY better odds than winning the grand prize.


Here is a look at the largest lottery jackpots ever won in New York.

6. $202 Million Dollars

A group of players who played under an LLC named 1937 Flatbush Ave Dodgers LLC won the Powerball prize on June 1st, 2011.

5.$208 Million Dollars

Daniel Bruckner claimed the Mega Millions jackpot winning just a shade over $200 million dollars in December of 2011.

4. $319 Million Dollars

Seven co-workers from Albany pulled their money and had the winning ticket for the Mega Millions. They took home $319 million dollars in 2011.

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3. $326 Million Dollars

Harold Diamond held the record for the largest lottery jackpot in New York for seven years. He took home the Mega Millions jackpot in 2014.

2. $432 Million Dollars

This winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in September of 2021. The NY Lottery does not know who owns the tickets.

1. $476 Million Dollars

Johnnie Taylor took home the jackpot from the Mega Millions drawing in April of 2023.

Remember if you plan on playing the lottery, play responsibly.

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