This weekend was a lucky one for several people across New York.

The New York State Lottery announced that several "Big Money" winning lottery tickets were sold for this weekend's Powerball and Mega Millions drawings.

The latest Mega Millions drawing was on Friday, August 11th and there were two 3rd place tickets sold in New York. Those tickets matched four numbers and the Mega Ball number and each won $10,000.

The winning Mega Millions numbers were 8,9,18,34,41 with a Mega Ball number of 18

Saturday's Powerball drawing gave New York another $50,000 winning tickets. It was the second time in a week that someone in New York matched four numbers along with the Powerball number. It was the third time in the past three Powerball drawings that a ticket sold in New York won $50,000.

Saturday's Powerball winning numbers were 19,21,37,50,65 with a Powerball number of 26.

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There were no grand prize winners with each drawing over the weekend. The jackpot for the Mega Millions is now up to $36 million dollars, while the grand prize for the Powerball is up to $215 Million dollars.

Here is a look at the largest lottery jackpots ever won by New York residents.

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.

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

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