According to a published report, New York struck it rich when lottery purchases soared before the record-breaking $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won.
According to the Briarcliff Daily Voice, from the moment the Mega Millions jackpot payout started to rise to its ultimate record figure in last October, the state received $172.4 million.
The New York education system, which receives funding from lottery sales under the New York State Constitution, was pleased with the lottery sales haul.
According to the gaming commission, the large Mega Millions ticket sales here contributed to $60.3 million going to K–12 public schools.
Another $10.3 million in commissions was reportedly given to lottery dealers all around the state, according to The Daily Voice.
In Fiscal Year 2021–2022, the New York Lottery—the biggest and wealthiest lottery system in North America—contributed to the state $3.6 billion in lottery aid for education.