$1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot has New Yorkers racing to grab their tickets

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to one of the largest in history.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2023, 4:25 PM

Updated 289 days ago

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Lottery players in New York will have another shot at the Mega Millions $1.25 billion jackpot this week.
The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to one of the largest in history at $1.25 billion.
No one has hit the top prize since April 18, so the pot of cash has just grown larger and larger since then. The chance of winning the money is 1 in 302.6 million, but that hasn't stopped New Yorkers from guessing the matching six numbers.
If won, New York City resident Alice Solano said, "I definitely would like to give to my charity. I always donate to St. Jude's Hospital."
The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday at 11 p.m. Winners can decide to take annual payments or the lump sum of $625.3 million.


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