GLEN HEAD, N.Y. — Someone started the 2019 a whole lot richer.
The winning ticket for the $437M Mega Millions jackpot was sold at Brookville Auto Service in Glen Head, according to the New York Lottery's official website. The amount swelled from an estimated $425 million because of strong sales.
The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 34-44-57-62-70, Mega Ball: 14
Six second-prize tickets worth $1 million were sold. Of the six second-prize tickets, three were sold in New York: Pleasantville, Canton and Little Neck.
The other three second-price tickets were sold in Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.
The New Year’s Day Mega Millions jackpot was the eighth largest in history.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. A chance at a new life will only cost you $2.