With over $700 million dollars up for grabs with the combined jackpots of the Mega Millions and Powerball, you want to give yourself any extra help getting a winning ticket.

Having a little extra luck on your side is never a bad thing when you are trying to buy that jackpot-winning lottery ticket, so why wouldn't you want to go where a lot of winning tickets were sold?


So if you are looking to hedge your bet and get some lady luck on your side you might reconsider where you plan on buying your Mega Millions ticket.

According to a study done by nbcnewyork.com there is one store in the state that has sold more winning lottery tickets than any other chain of stores.

Before we get to the luckiest, looking at this list, there are a couple of great alternatives to go and get a lottery ticket from.

The 3rd luckiest store chain for lottery tickets is Wegmans. They sold 281 big winning tickets since 2012.

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Credit: Google Maps

The 2nd luckiest store chain is Tops. They have sold over 350 winning lottery tickets of $5000 or more since 2012.

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Photo Credit: Google Maps

And now for the luckiest store chain to get your lottery ticket from:


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Yes, the convenience store chain has sold over 1000 winning lottery tickets that had a jackpot of $5000 or more.

So if you are looking for all the competitive advantages when it comes to buying a winning lottery ticket, you may want to change your mind about where you buy your ticket from.

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Heck, you might even want to buy a ticket from each store chain to help your chances of winning.

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