A New York resident got a belated Christmas gift on Tuesday night. A lottery player won $206 million in Tuesday night's Mega Millions New York drawing, matching all six numbers.
It is the second time this year that a ticket sold in New York hit a Mega Millions jackpot worth more than $200 million. The last one came in June, when 20 co-workers from a Long Island Costco store split a $201.9 million price in the multi-state lottery.
A Georgia player in the multi-state game also won $250,000 in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing by matching the first five numbers drawn, including 23, 32, 33, 39, and 43. But only the player in New York had those five numbers plus the Mega Ball of 8 for the big win.
With the jackpot, Friday's Mega Millions game is reset to $12 million.