The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are both estimated to reach over $300 million, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
"This dueling multihundred-million-dollar jackpot scenario is an industry first", New York Lottery Director Gweneth Dean said. "This weekend is a Lottery player's dream". That is the tenth largest jackpot in that game.
The Mega Millions jackpot, which will be drawn Tuesday, is an estimated $346 million, the game's highest jackpot since someone won a $540 million jackpot July 8, 2016 on a ticket sold in Indiana. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
The winning numbers were 9, 17, 25, 63 and 71, plus the Mega Ball 4.
There may not have been any grand-prize winners, but one MA player matched the first five numbers to bring in a cool $1 million.
Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The Powerball jackpot is played by 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The cash option would pay out $199 million before taxes.
The store that sold the winning ticket received a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery. The ticket, purchased in New Hyde Park, is worth $1 million and remains unclaimed to date.
This is the tenth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. There have been 31 jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets purchased in NY since the game's debut in 2002. The jackpot has been rolling since it was won on April 28 in California.