This weekend was a very lucky one for lottery players in New York State.

The New York State Lottery announced that there were five "Big Money" winning lottery tickets sold this weekend from the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings.

"Big Money" winners are any lottery ticket that wins more than $10,000.

There were two "Big Money" winning lottery tickets sold in New York from Friday Night's Mega Millions drawing. Each one of those tickets matched four out of five numbers and had the Mega Ball. Each ticket won the 3rd place prize of $10,000.

Friday Night's Mega Millions winning numbers were: 17-22-29-46-69 with the Mega Ball of 01.

The New York State Lottery said that three "Big Money" winning Powerball tickets were sold in New York from Saturday's drawing.

Each one of those tickets matched four out of five numbers and had the Powerball number as well. Each one of those tickets won $50,000.

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The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday were: 27-28-34-37-44 with a Powerball number of 08.

There were no grand prize winners from either game. Tonight's Powerball jackpot is now up to $270 Million dollars while Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is up to $425 Million dollars.

If anyone in New York were to claim those grand prizes this week, they would be in the Top 10 for the largest lottery jackpots ever won in New York.

Here are the Top 5 Largest Lottery jackpots ever won in New York State.

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.

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.

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