The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s draw has risen to an estimated $ 625 million – making it potentially the eighth largest in US lottery history and the fourth largest since the game launched in 2002.
The winning numbers were: 12, 14, 26, 28 and 33. The Mega Ball drawn was 9 with a megaplier of 2X.
While no one across the country hit Friday’s $ 520 million jackpot, five second-prize tickets were sold, including one in New Jersey. Each matched five numbers, but not the Mega Ball.
The lucky New Jersey ticket was purchased at the Jersey Bagel & Food Mart on Sicklerville Road in the Sicklerville portion of Winslow, New Jersey Lottery officials said Monday.
A New York ticket is worth $ 2 million because it was purchased with the Mega Ball option for an additional $ 1.
Georgia and Massachusetts tickets are also valued at $ 1 million, while the California ticket is valued at $ 576,869.
Lottery draws in California vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. They differ from the fixed second prizes offered in other participating states.
Friday’s winning numbers were: 3, 6, 16, 18 and 58. Mega Ball pulled was 11 with a megaplier on 2X.
The last time any lottery player won the biggest Mega Millions jackpot was on September 15, 2020, when a $ 120 million ticket was sold in Wisconsin. Two top jackpots were hit in New Jersey in 2020. An anonymous winner claimed the $ 202 million prize, which was won on February 11 with a ticket sold in Edison, and a $ 124 million ticket was purchased in Bayonne for the draw on the 24th. July.
Mega Millions tickets cost $ 2 each, and in New Jersey must be purchased at 22.45 in the evening on the drawing. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot by matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have a 1 out of 12,607,306 shots to win the second prize of at least $ 1 million by matching five numbers.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open to the public by appointment. You can still claim your winnings – provided they are less than $ 599.50 – in person at any dealer.
The lottery also accepts emailed claims, though officials warn that payments may be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the application form and the winning ticket for their records.
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