The New York Lottery has seen a boom in ticket buying for their Mega Millions and PowerBall lotteries, sending the Mega Millions to $750 Million and PowerBall to $640 Million. The Mega Millions will be drawn on Friday, January 15th, and the PowerBall on Saturday, January 16th,
The boom raised the lottery from last Friday’s $510 Million Mega Millions Jackpot, taking it closer to one of the largest Jackpots in the New York Lotteries history.
Tickets for Friday’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. The drawing will be televised live at 11 p.m. at www.megamillions.com.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per game. The Megaplier option costs an additional $1. Prizes on all Megaplier tickets are multiplied, except for the jackpot.
To play Mega Millions, players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match the six numbers on your ticket to the six-number combination drawn at random.
A Mega Millions prize of any amount may be claimed up to one year from the date of the drawing.