A lucky Mega Million lottery player in New York has some money back in his bank account.

The New York State Lottery announced that one winning “Big Money” ticket from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing has been sold in New York state.

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That ticket had four of the five numbers and also had the Mega Ball. It won the third prize of $10,000.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions winning numbers were 21-26-54-60-64 with a Mega Ball of 03.

In addition to the winning 3rd place ticket, the New York State Lottery also announced that 27 winning 4th place tickets had been sold in New York. Each of those tickets matched four of the five numbers, but did not have a Mega Ball. Those tickets won $500.

No one claimed the top prize, bringing the jackpot for Friday night’s drawing to $203 million.

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If you want some extra luck, these are the most drawn Mega Ball numbers this year, according to jackpocket.com.

These most drawn white ball Mega Millions numbers in 2024 are:

  • 58 Signed 6 times
  • 19 Signed 5 times
  • 61 Signed 5 times
  • 66 Signed 5 times
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The most drawn golden Mega Ball numbers in 2024 are:

  • 1 Signed 3 times
  • 7 Signed 3 times
  • 11 Signed 3 times
  • 14 Signed 3 times
  • 16 Signed 3 times
  • 24 Signed 3 times

You can also hedge your bets by buying your lottery tickets at one of these locations. These are the luckiest places to buy lottery tickets in New York State.

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The 3rd luckiest lottery ticket store chain is Wegmans. They have sold 281 big winning tickets since 2012.

Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

The 2nd luckiest chain is Tops. Since 2012, they have sold over 350 winning tickets of $5,000 or more.

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Photo credit: Google Maps

And now the luckiest store chain where you can get your ticket:

7-11

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Yes, the supermarket chain has sold more than 1,000 winning tickets with a jackpot of $5,000 or more.

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