A ticket sold in New York state matched all the numbers to win the $425 million Mega Million jackpot. The winning numbers for the New Year’s Day drawing were 57, 70, 34, 62, 44, and a gold Mega Ball of 14.
“If we win, we won’t have to show up for work on Monday” — that fantasy is likely being stoked among co-workers in thousands of workplaces as they team up to buy tickets for Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $1 billion. But there are challenges ahead if you actually do win.
As lottery fever sizzles over a new record-setting Mega Millions jackpot and a whopper of a Powerball prize, you should know our region has produced some massive lottery winners in recent years.
The next drawing will be Tuesday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the fourth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
A winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Gainesville, Virginia.
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