Changes coming to Mega Millions drawing starting Tuesday

Changes are being made to the Mega Millions drawing this week. The New York Lottery announced that starting Tuesday, April 4, tickets purchased on the same day must be made by 10 p.m.

The lottery’s current rules state that tickets for same-day draws can be bought until 10:45 p.m., with drawings held at 11 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The change will allow more time for the New York Lottery to conduct closing procedures for each Mega Millions draw.