It Could Be A Record Breaking Day In New York
Today a record could come crumbing down here in New York.
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Tonight at 11 pm, someone in New York could win the 4th largest lottery jackpot in the game's history.
Tonight's someone could win $810 million dollars if they match all six of the Mega millions of numbers. That is a lot of money!
Only three other jackpots have surpassed this one for tonight's Mega Millions drawing.
Jan. 2016: Powerball $1.586 billion - This would be the largest lottery jackpot ever won. Three players all matched the correct numbers and split this billion-dollar prize.
Oct. 2018: Mega Millions $1.5 billion - The second largest ever jackpot was the largest jackpot ever won by a single player.
Jan 2021: Mega Millions $1 billion - This is the only other jackpot to reach the billion dollar amount. It was won by two players, with each of them taking home 500 million dollars each.
Obviously, it is hard to win the Mega Millions or Powerball and that is why that jackpot number grows each and every week. The thing is according to the Mega Millions website, there have already been four jackpot winners so far this year.
April 15, 2022 - $20 million ($11.9 million cash) won by an anonymous trust with a ticket purchased in Pegram, Tenn.
April 12, 2022 - $110 million ($66.9 million cash) won by a Minnesota couple with a ticket purchased in Ramsey, Minn.
March 8, 2022 - $128 million ($85.8 million cash) won by Herman Kahan of Brooklyn, N.Y.
January 28, 2022 - $426 million ($292.9 million cash) won by Kristine Wellenstein with a ticket purchased in Woodland Hills, Calif.
If the winner of tonight's Mega Millions is from New York, it would be the largest jackpot ever won by a resident of New York State.
So will you be buying a ticket for a chance at the 4th largest jackpot in lottery history? Officials with the Mega Millions said that if no one win's tonight's drawing the next jackpot could be over 1 billion dollars.