There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, will be worth an estimated $345 million, Powerball officials said.
Mega Millions announced Friday night that the winning numbers are 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and the Mega Ball 7.
"It's a chance. You can't win unless you play", said Jamiu Kolawole after he received his free ticket.
Other jackpots won this year include $451 million in January, $533 million in March, and $142 million in May.
Friday's drawing was the 23rd time no one matched all six numbers. Tickets are sold at retail outlets or online, and cut-off 59 minutes before the drawing.
Four lucky winners did match the first five numbers and each was poised to collect $1 million.
The prize is the second-highest in the game's history and has a lump sum option of $372.6 million.
NY has sold the most Mega Millions jackpot winnings in game history, with 35 wins in the last 16 years.