Numbers drawn for $425 million Mega Millions' New Year's Day jackpot

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A lucky victor could kick off the New Year with a big payday.

The Mega Millions ticket was one of two winning the third-tier prize in the December 28 drawing.

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Mega Millions tickets are $2.

Tune in to WITN News at 11 p.m. for your live Mega Millions lottery drawing before counting down to 2019.

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The $425 million jackpot is the 8th largest in the Mega Millions game history. That run has pumped-up the pot for Tuesday, January 1 to that $425 mark or $254.6 million with the cash option selected.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was tapped in October 2018 when one winning ticket was sold in SC for a $1.537 billion jackpot. If the money isn't claimed by late April, the money will return to the 44 states that hold Mega Millions lotteries.

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But even knowing that, it seems a lot of you don't want to pass up the chance at a live changing jackpot to start off the new year.