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New York - Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $1 Billion

Published on: October 19, 2018 12:09 PM
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New York - The estimated annuity value of the jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $1 billion. This is the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second time a lottery jackpot has reached $1 billion. In 2016 Powerball had a $1.586 billion prize. The cash value of the jackpot is $565.6 million.
 
The previous record jackpot in Mega Millions was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

Tickets for Friday’s night’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. The live drawing will be televised at 11 p.m.

A Mega Millions prize of any amount may be claimed up to one year from the date of the drawing.


NY Mega Millions Fast Facts:

$6.82 billion – Total ticket sales in New York since NY’s first Mega Millions draw in 2002.

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$2.389 billion -  Total New York Aid to Education generated by Mega Millions ticket sales.

36 – Number of New York Mega Millions Jackpot winners since 2002.

$3.192 billion – Amount paid to those 36 winners.

$326 million – Largest Mega Millions jackpot won by a New York resident.

$405.1 million – Amount won by 1,549 second prize winners.

10:45 p.m. – Time that ticket sales ends tonight.

$2 – Ticket price.

1- First Mega Millions jackpot of $1 billion. Previous high was $656 million in 2012. 



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