Mega Millions jackpot hits $237 million

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Feeling lucky? Then you might want to ring in the New Year by taking a shot at Friday's $237 million Mega Millions jackpot.

There was no jackpot winner on Tuesday, though one person won $250,000 for getting all five numbers - 6, 18, 36, 40, 49 - but a miss on the Megaball of 7. That ticket was sold at Bruckner Petroleum llc in the Bronx.

Carolyn Hapeman, a spokeswoman for the New York Lottery, said Friday's winner would get a lump-sum payment of $150.8 million.

The jackpot is just the second largest for 2010; a California couple won $266 million in May.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The largest lottery jackpot is a $390 million Mega Millions prize in March 2007, Hapeman said.

Friday marks the 32nd time the Mega Millions history there has been a jackpot of $200 million or more, she said.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: