Someone in New York State is waking up a millionaire this morning.

The New York State Lottery announced that one 2nd place winning Powerball ticket was sold in New York from last night's Powerball drawing.

That ticket matched all five numbers but missed out on the Powerball number. That ticket won $1 million dollars and was sold at Avadh Convenience Store in Queens.


The good news is that there were two other "Big Money" winning tickets sold as well from last night's Powerball drawing. Each one of those tickets matched four out of five numbers and had the Powerball number. Those tickets each won $50,000.

Wednesday's Winning Powerball numbers were: 21-29-54-59-62 with a Powerball of 4.

No one claimed the grand prize from last night's Powerball which means the jackpot is up to $600 million dollars for Saturday's drawing. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since January 1st, of this year.

If someone in New York were to win Saturday's Powerball drawing, they would set the record for the largest lottery jackpot ever won in New York.

Here is 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.

The New 96.1 WTSS logo
Get our free mobile app

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.

Any of those jackpots could help some dreams come true. Remember if you plan on playing the lottery, play responsibly.

Luckiest Places To Buy Lottery Tickets

These places have sold the most winning lottery tickets.

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

Top 5 Most Commonly Drawn Mega Millions Numbers

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

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

Top 5 Most Commonly Drawn Powerball Numbers

These numbers come up most often in the Powerball drawing.

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

More From The New 96.1 WTSS