NYers Cash In on Huge Mega Millions Jackpot

While nobody from New York won the 1.13 billion dollar Mega Millions grand prize on Tuesday evening, multiple New Yorkers did win sizable chunks of cash during last night's drawing, the fifth-highest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions.

Tuesday night's 1.13 billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot, one of the highest in New York Lottery history, yielded one grand prize winner from New Jersey.

Last night's winning numbers were 7, 11, 22, 29, 38, and the Megaplier was number 4.

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Over $4 Million in Prizes Won in New York

Of the 1.13 billion, over 4 million dollars was won in New York State as nearly 40 New Yorkers won sizable pieces of last night's Mega Millions jackpot!

According to the New York Lottery, there was one second-place winner (with the Megaplier) and that player won 2 million. According to the NY Lottery, that winning ticket was bought at Smokes 4 Less in Newburgh. 

New York also had two second-place winners (no Megaplier) at 1 million each,  2 third-place winners (with the Megaplier) that took home 20K, and thirty-five 4th place winners at 1K each.   In all, 40 winners from New York took home over 4 million dollars.

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions is drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings.  Players must choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for their Mega Ball. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, match the six numbers on your ticket to the drawn six-number combination (five numbers plus the Mega Ball). The odds of winning the grand prize jackpot are about 1 in 303 million per ticket.

Which NY Lottery Scratch-Off Games Have the Most Top Prizes Left?

There are plenty of NY Lottery scratch-off games that have big jackpots left. If you are feeling lucky, try your luck at one of the New York Lottery scratch-off games. According to the New York Lottery, these are the scratch-off games that still have jackpots to be won to make you become an instant millionaire.

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Schenectady One of of NY's Worst? 10 Reasons Why We Disagree

Money Inc. recently ranked Schenectady at #11 on their list of the 20 worst places to live in New York. What they do not see in these rankings is Schenectady is a city on the rise. All the redevelopment downtown and folks moving in to settle into a city lifestyle have been amazing to see the last few years, not to mention the city is a great destination for shows, great restaurants, and so much more. So let's get to it - here are 10 reasons why we disagree with Money Inc.

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The 10 Dumbest Cities In New York [RANKED]

Varying levels of education do not always correlate with one's intelligence. Regardless, the data miners at Roadsnacks compiled education data from New York cities with a population of over 5,000. Of the 163 Empire State cities analyzed, these are the 10 dumbest cities in the state based on the rate of high school dropouts and higher education of adults 25 and older.

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