The luck of the Irish could bring life changing money, $1.5 billion, to Empire State residents.

Before you heading out celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend at your favorite bar or restaurant, you might want to find a four-leaf clover and grab some lottery tickets.

$1.5 Billion Up For Grabs In New York State


This weekend's combined jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball is just under $1.5 billion.

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The last Mega Millions jackpot winner was back on Dec. 8, 2023. The Powerball jackpot was last won on Jan. 1, 2024. That winning ticket, sold in Michigan, was worth $842.4 million.

Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $800 Million In New York State

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For 27 consecutive drawings, the Mega Million jackpot has been growing. That mean's the jackpot for Friday's drawing ins just under $800 million.

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The jackpot is currently estimated at $792 million. If someone wins, it would be the sixth largest jackpot since the game began in 2002. Only five Mega Millions jackpots have been $1 billion have been higher.

The cash option Friday's Mega Millions is $381.8 million cash.

$600 Million Powerball Jackpot

Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $1.9 Billion
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If you don't win the Mega Millions on Friday, or even if you do, you might want to try the Powerball.

Saturday's Powerball jackpot is now valued at $600 million. The estimated cash value is $293.4 million.

The odds of picking all six correct numbers are one in over 302-million.

Tips To Save Money, Remain Scratch-Off Jackpots In New York State


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If you don't win, maybe this tips will help you save money? Or, take a look at the New York Lottery scratch-off games with the most top prizes left. Information on both is below:

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