New York Player Wins $425 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Wednesday January 2nd 2019

The first Mega Millions draw of 2019 produced a jackpot winner as a player from New York banked $425 million on New Year’s Day. It is the eighth-largest Mega Millions prize to have ever been won, and the biggest in the Empire State.

The winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70, with Mega Ball 14. There were 1,961,868 prizes given away in total, with seven ticket holders matching all five main numbers without the Mega Ball. Three of those tickets were also sold in New York while one, sold in Pennsylvania, was worth $4 million after adding the Megaplier.

Go to the Mega Millions Numbers page for more information about the latest result, including full details of all the prize payouts and breakdowns from individual states.

Fabulous Festive Period For New York

The Mega Millions jackpot had been growing since the record-breaking $1.53 billion draw on October 23rd, when a ticket holder from South Carolina won the largest prize to have ever been offered on the game.

The record jackpot was the fifth and final win of 2018, but the new year has already created one big winner and set a new high mark for a Mega Millions prize won in New York. It continued a fabulous festive period for lottery fans in the Empire State, after a Powerball player from New York also won $298 million on Wednesday 26th December.

Lottery winners in New York have a year from the date of the draw to come forward and claim any prizes they win, and cannot remain anonymous. The winner of Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot will also have to decide whether to take the full $425 million as an annuity or the cash option of $254.6 million.

The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing will revert to its minimum value of $40 million, while Powerball is currently worth $53 million and Lotto America is $13.1 million.

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