"An unforgettable New Year's celebration is on tap for a lucky Mega Millions ticket holder in NY, as the jackpot was won on the first day of the new year", lottery officials said in a press release. The winning Mega Millions ticket has been sold. The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot has reached $415 million.
It's the second time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won on New Year's Day; the only previous January 1 victor was in Texas in 2008.
Tuesday's winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70, with the Megaball 14.
A number of people came out to buy tickets Tuesday at the One Stop Market on Williamson Road in Roanoke.
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The odds of winning are 1 in 302 million.
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Their year-end tally has only ever been bettered twice, by Chelsea (55) in 2005/06 and Manchester City (58) last season. Maurizio Sarri's side tightened their grip on the Champions League places after Arsenal lost at Liverpool .
The New Year's Day drawing was the 8th largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The lucky ticket was sold at Brookville Auto Service Shop in Glen Head.
Lottery officials say there hasn't been a New Year's Day victor drawn since 2008.
The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing is $40 million, or $23.9 million in cash.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands.