Friday, January 13th was anything but unlucky for one person in Lebanon, Maine when they won the Mega Millions worth $1.35 billion dollars. Then it hit again on Tuesday, January 17th, when the winning ticket was sold in New York. So if you played, check your numbers because you could have won the $20 million dollar jackpot.

Winning Mega Millions Numbers For Tuesday, January 17th.

2 - 12 - 18 - 24 - 39 and Megaball 18 Megaplier was 3x

There hasn't been a winner since then so the jackpot for tonight's (February 1st) Mega Million has climbed to $653 million for tonight's drawing. So what numbers should you pick? You can find the answer below.

So with all the attention being drawn to the Mega Millions and other lottery games, you may be wondering "How to I get in on the winning action?" We like to win something so you may be wondering what lottery games give me the best chance to win.

Lottery With The Best Odds In New York

Your best bet (and who doesn't want that) in New York is Cash4Life. Your overall odds of winning something is 1 in 8. A close second is Take 5 with 1 in 8.77 odds followed by Pick 10 with 1 in 17 chance of winning.

Believe it or not but Mega Millions overall odds of winning is 1 in 24. Reminder if yo played Mega Millions on Tuesday, January 17th, check your numbers because you could be $20 million dollars richer.

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Powerball gives you a 1 in 25 chance of winning and bringing up the rear is the New York Lotto with 1 in 92.05 chance of winning. Now that you're in the lottery game, what are the best numbers to play?

We all have our lucky numbers like birthdays and anniversaries along with our fortune cookie numbers. However if you want to win a fortune, you can go with the proven winning numbers according to USA Mega and LottoNumbers.com.

Most Common Mega Millions Numbers Drawn

The most common Mega Ball number is 22, followed by 11, 9, 10, 4, 19. Other common numbers include 13, 14, 17, 18, 24, and 25. The numbers that are due (least drawn) are 21, 45, 50, 55 and 51.

Most Common Powerball Numbers Drawn

Most common Powerball numbers are 66, 23, 61, 53, 21. Other common numbers include 63, 59, 69, 64, 20. As always, play responsibly and don't spend more than you can afford to lose. Grambling problem call 877-8-HOPENY or text 467369.

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