Since no one claimed the Powerball jackpot this past weekend, it looks like New Yorkers will have several chances this week to claim a record-breaking lottery jackpot.

Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have exceeded the highest jackpot ever won by a New York State resident.

The current record for the highest jackpot ever won in New York is $475 million dollars. That jackpot was claimed earlier this year when 71-year-old Johnnie Taylor was announced as the winner of the $476 million dollar Mega Millions drawing that happened this past April.


As of this writing, the jackpot for the Mega Millions is $480 million dollars while the Powerball jackpot is $650 million dollars. If a New York resident were to win either of those grand prize jackpots they would make history here in New York State.

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

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.

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