Tonight the lives of people living in New York could change forever.

The Mega Millions drawing is taking place tonight and the jackpot has reached a life-changing $1.1 billion dollars.

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That is a lot of money and even after taxes if you chose to take the lump sum cash payout, you would be taking home around $568 million dollars! Imagine what you could do with all that cash!

So if you are going to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket for tonight's massive jackpot, there are some things you can do to bring some extra luck to your ticket.

You may want to buy your ticket from a 7-11, Wegmans, or Top's market. These three stores sold the most "big cash" winning tickets over the past 10 years. "Big Cash" tickets are tickets that are worth more than $5000.

You may also want to skip the quick pick and choose your own lucky numbers. Some people play birthdays or anniversaries, but if you want to have the most luck, you should be playing the numbers that have been drawn the most.

According to the website lottonumbers.com, the most drawn Mega Millions numbers are 31, 17, 4, 20, 46, and 10. 10 is also the most drawn Mega Ball number.

If you are hoping for a shot at winning some of that $1.1 billion dollars you might consider buying your ticket at 7-11 and playing the above numbers.

Of course, you can still be a major winner even if you don't hit on all the numbers.

The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won was back in October of 2022 when three winning tickets were sold for the $502 million dollar jackpot.

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