Wednesday's Powerball drawing turned out to be a lucky one for a couple of people in New York State.

No one claimed the grand prize jackpot, but there were two "Big Money" Powerball winners from New York from last night's Powerball drawing.

Each of the winning tickets matched four out of five numbers and had the Powerball number. Those tickets are worth $50,000 each.

Wednesday's Powerball Numbers were 14-21-33-39-62 with a Powerball of 20

With the three "Big Money" winning Powerball tickets sold in New York on Monday, so far this week alone, there have been 5 winning Powerball tickets that won $50,000 each.

The Powerball Jackpot is now up to $220 for Saturday's drawing. The Powerball is played three times each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was back in 2022, when a single person in California claimed the $2.04 billion prize.

The largest lottery ever won in New York State was back in April of this year when 71-year-old Johnnie Taylor took home $476 million dollars playing the Mega Millions.

If you are looking for an edge when you buy your next Powerball or Mega Millions tickets, there are some stores in the Empire State that seem to be luckier than other.
The 3rd luckiest store chain for lottery tickets is Wegmans. They sold 281 big winning tickets since 2012.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

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

Photo Credit: Google Maps
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 winning over 1 Billion dollars with tonight's Mega Millions drawing, you may want to change your mind about where you buy your ticket from.

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

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