Just days after someone claimed the $1 Billion dollar Powerball jackpot in California, New Yorkers still have a chance to claim a record-breaking lottery jackpot.

The next drawing for the Mega Millions could end up setting a new record for the largest jackpot ever in New York State.

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.

 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.

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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.

You can see all the latest Lottery Winners HERE.

Your next chance to win a big grand prize jackpot is Tuesday with a jackpot estimated at $820 million dollars.

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