Thousands of people are getting ready for tonight's Powerball drawing which is one of the largest in Lottery history.

At the time of this writing, the estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is $1.09 Billion dollars.


That is currently the 4th largest Powerball jackpot ever and the 9th largest Lottery jackpot ever.

If someone in New York were to win tonight's Powerball drawing, it would shatter the current record for the largest lottery jackpot ever won in New York State.

The current record was set in April of 2023 when 71-year-old Johnnie Taylor was named the winner of the $476 million dollar Mega Millions drawing.


Taylor bought his winning ticket at Liberty Beer & Convenience on Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park.

He isn't the only major winner in New York's history.

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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.

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.

Any of those jackpots could help some dreams come true. Remember if you plan on playing the lottery, play responsibly.

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