Mega Millions jackpot up to $425 million for New Year's drawing

8th Largest Mega Millions Jackpot in History Up for Grabs on New Year's Day
The jackpot climbed to $415 million in a drawing set to take place TuesdayMore

03 January, 2019

It's a "Happy New Year" for one Mega Millions player in NY.

There were Match 5 winners of $1 million in NY (3), Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. The lucky victor has a cash option of $254.6 million. "At that value, it is the eighth largest jackpot in the history of the game".

According the New York Lottery website, the winning ticket was sold at a gas station in Glen Head, New York, on Long Island.

A record-breaking $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize was sold in SC a year ago, but the ticket buyer has not yet come forward. The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and the Maga Ball was 14. They have until April to come forward.

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The Mega Millions numbers will be drawn Tuesday night, January 1, at 11:00 p.m.

The jackpot is at a whopping $425 million.

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $4 million was sold at an Erie County store for Tuesday's drawing. The last time was in Texas in 2008.

On Wednesday, the Powerball drawing will be at $53 million. Tickets cost $2 each.

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