This weekend could end up being record-breaking.

If someone were to take home the grand prize jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing tonight, it would end up being a record-breaking prize for the largest jackpot ever won by someone in New York.

WHAT IS THE MEGA MILLIONS?

The Mega Millions Lottery is a multi-state lottery game. Mega Millions can be played in 45 states along with the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands for a total of 47 places to play.

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HOW DO I PLAY THE MEGA MILLIONS?

You have to choose six numbers and match the numbers that are drawn for that ticket's drawing date. While the goal is to match all six numbers, 5 white balls, and a Mega Ball, there are nine other ways to win with Mega Millions. Drawings for the Mega Millions happen twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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WHERE CAN I PLAY THE MEGA MILLIONS?

Here in New York, you can buy Mega Million tickets at any authorized lottery ticket dealer. You may also buy Mega Million tickets online or thru an app with authorized lottery ticket dealers.

WHAT IS THE RECORD FOR THE LARGEST LOTTERY JACKPOT WON IN NEW YORK?

The current record for the largest jackpot won was set in 2018 when Robert Bailey claimed the $343.8 million Powerball jackpot from the October 27, 2018 drawing

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I WIN WITH MEGA MILLIONS?

The jackpot total for tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is $414 million dollars. If someone from New York were to win the grand prize jackpot, they would set a new record.

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