Mega Millions winner scoops entire prize with ticket sold in New York

ONE lucky winner scoops entire $425m Mega Millions prize with a ticket sold in New York, and takes home the eighth largest jackpot in history

  • The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history 
  • The cash option for the $425million jackpot is $254.6million
  • A winner has claimed the jackpot on New Year's Day only once, in 2008

By Michelle Curran For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:37 EST, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 06:12 EST, 2 January 2019

The entire $425million New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot has been one by a single ticketholder for the first time in a decade.

The winning ticket matching all six numbers -  34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and a gold Mega Ball of 14 - was sold in New York. 

It’s the second time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won on New Year’s Day; the only previous January 1 winner was in Texas in 2008.  

A customer fills out Mega Millions lottery tickets outside of a convenience store in New York City in this file photo
A customer fills out Mega Millions lottery tickets outside of a convenience store in New York City in this file photo

A customer fills out Mega Millions lottery tickets outside of a convenience store in New York City in this file photo

The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history 
The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history 

The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history 

The New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history. 

The cash option is $254.6million. A winner has claimed the jackpot on New Year's Day only once, in 2008. 

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.  

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