Christmas just got a whole lot merrier for one lucky lottery winner in New York. The winning $298.3 Powerball ticket was sold in the Empire state for the third time this year.

A single ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers in the Wednesday, Dec. 26 drawing. So check your tickets. Especially if you were in the Big Apple during the holidays. The winning ticket was purchased at Arnold's Service Station in Brooklyn, according to the New York Lottery.

The winning numbers were: 05, 25, 38, 52, 67, plus Powerball 24, and Power Play multiplier 2X.

The winner can choose the $298.3 million jackpot, paid in 30 payments over 29 years, or a lump sum of $180.2 million, before taxes of course.

Two winners split the last Powerball jackpot of $687.8 million, the fourth largest in history, on October 27.

The Powerball jackpot is back to $40 million for the next drawing on Saturday, Dec. 29.

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