The Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday rose to about $ 625 million – making it potentially the eighth largest in the history of lotteries in the United States and the fourth largest since the game’s launch in 2002.
The winning numbers were: 12, 14, 26, 28 and 33. The drawn Mega Ball was 9 with a Megaplier from 2X.
While no one across the country reached the $ 520 million jackpot on Friday, five second-prize tickets were sold, including one in New Jersey. Each of them matched five numbers, but not Mega Ball.
The lucky ticket to New Jersey was purchased from Jersey Bagel & Food Mart on Sicklerville Road in the Sicklerville area of Winslow, lottery officials in New Jersey said Monday.
A ticket to New York costs $ 2 million because it was purchased with the Mega Ball option for an additional $ 1.
Tickets to Georgia and Massachusetts are also valued at $ 1 million, while tickets to California are valued at $ 576,869.
Lottery prizes in California vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners. They differ from the fixed second prizes offered in other participating countries.
The winning numbers on Friday were: 3, 6, 16, 18 and 58. The drawn mega ball was 11. with Megaplier on 2X.
The last time a lottery player won the Mega Millions top 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 on Feb. 11 with a ticket sold in Edison, and a $ 124 million ticket was purchased in Bayonne for the July 24 draw.
Tickets for the Mega Millions cost $ 2 each, and in New Jersey must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. The odds of the ticket hitting the jackpot by matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have 1 in 12,607,306 shots to win the second prize of at least $ 1 million by combining five numbers.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington and the Virgin Islands in the United States.
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 each merchant.
The lottery also accepts receivables by mail, although employees warn that payments may be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their entries.
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