Someone is VERY happy in New York this morning.

The New York State Lottery announced that there were 11 "Big Money" winning Powerball tickets sold in New York from Wednesday night's drawing.

"Big Money" is defined as any cash amount over $10,000.

One ticket matched all five of the numbers but missed out on the Powerball number which means that won $1 million dollars. According to the New York State Lottery, that ticket was sold at United Fashion Gift Shot in Flushing, New York.

There were 10 other Powerball tickets sold in New York that matched four out of five numbers and had the Powerball number. Each one of those tickets won $50,000.

Wednesday's Powerball numbers were: 9-35-54-63-64 Powerball Number 1

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There was no grand prize jackpot winner for the Powerball last night. The jackpot for Saturday Night's Powerball drawing is up to $1.4 billion dollars. That is the 3rd largest in Powerball history.

Here is a look at the Top 10 largest Powerball jackpots in history.

  1. $2.04 Billion – Nov. 7, 2022 – CA
  2. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
  3. $1.4 Billion (est.) – Oct. 7, 2023
  4. $1.08 Billion – July 19, 2023 – CA
  5. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI
  6. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
  7. $754.6 Million – Feb. 6, 2023 - WA
  8. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
  9. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
  10. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY

If someone in New York were to claim Saturday's Powerball jackpot, it would be by far the largest lottery jackpot ever won.

The current record for the largest lottery jackpot in New York is $476 Million Dollars. Johnnie Taylor took home the jackpot from the Mega Millions drawing in April of 2023.

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