Someone in New York is waking up this morning with a lot more money than they had when they went to bed on Wednesday.

The New York State Lottery announced that one "Big Money" winning ticket was sold in New York from last night's Powerball drawing.

The winning ticket matched four out of five numbers and had the Powerball number which means that it won $50,000.

Wednesday's winning Powerball numbers were: 27-35-41-56-60 with a Powerball of 16.

The odds of winning the 3rd place prize of $50,000 are 1 in 913,129.18. So someone in New York got very lucky with Wednesday's drawing.

No one claimed the grand prize and now the Powerball jackpot has increased to $620 million dollars. The next drawing for the Powerball is coming up on Saturday, December 23rd.

If someone in New York were to claim the grand prize, it would set a New York State Lottery record for the largest jackpot ever won by a New York resident.

Here is a look at the Top 5 biggest lottery jackpots ever won by a New York resident.


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.

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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.

Remember if you plan on playing the lottery, play responsibly.

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