This weekend could end up being a very lucrative one for someone in New York.

Imagine what you would do if you woke on Sunday and suddenly you had $500 million dollars.

What would be the first thing you would buy? Would you tell anyone? These are some questions that you might want to have the answer for after Saturday night.

This Saturday someone has a chance to win a half of billion of dollars with the Powerball lottery. Currenly the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $500 million dollars.

If someone from New York were to claim the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, it would be the largest lottery jackpot ever won by a New York resident.

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Take a look at the largest lottery jackpots ever won in New York State.

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.

That winning ticket wasn't the only "Big Money" winning ticket sold over the past week in New York State. A winning ticket was sold for Saturday's Lotto drawing as well. That winning ticket was sold in Suffern, New York and the winning ticket won $9.6 million dollars.

If you are looking for an extra edge when you buy your next ticket, check out the most commonly drawn lottery numbers.

Top 5 Most Commonly Drawn Powerball Numbers

These numbers come up most often in the Powerball drawing.

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Top 5 Most Commonly Drawn Mega Millions Numbers

These numbers come up the most often in the Mega Millions drawing.

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Luckiest Places To Buy Lottery Tickets

These places have sold the most winning lottery tickets.

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