One lottery ticket sold in New Jersey wins $521 million Mega Millions jackpot

One lottery ticket sold in New Jersey wins $521 million Mega Millions jackpot

By Todd Northrop

It seems any individual in the Garden State can be having a more than happy Easter or Passover, as Friday evening’s Mega Millions drawing produced a unmarried jackpot-winning ticket sold in New Jersey.

The ticket matched all six numbers drawn — 11, 28, 31, 46, and 59, with Mega Ball quantity 1.

The profitable ticket was once sold on the Riverdale Lukoil South, positioned at 105 Route 23 in Riverdale.

The winner will obtain an estimated $521 million, which is the 4th-largest jackpot in the historical past of Mega Millions, and the 10th-largest jackpot ever in US lottery historical past.

Friday’s jackpot was once the 18th received all through the month of March in the sport’s 16-year historical past, and is derived six years to the day after a then-record $656 million jackpot was once received. (See World’s largest lottery jackpot received via 3 tickets, Lottery Post, Mar. 31, 2012.)

In addition to the fortunate jackpot winner, 2 fortunate gamers matched the primary five numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Ohio and 1 from Texas.

Another 59 tickets matched 4 of the primary 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $10,000 prize. Of the ones tickets, 7 had been bought with the Megaplier possibility, expanding the prize to $30,000, and 6 had been sold in California, the place the prize was once price $16,280 this drawing.

The Megaplier possibility isn’t to be had in California, since the mounted nature of the prize building up presented with the Megaplier isn’t suitable with California’s pari-mutuel payouts.

Mega Millions is these days presented on the market in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets price $2 every.

With the jackpot were received closing evening, the Mega Millions jackpot resets to its beginning worth of $40 million for the following drawing on Tuesday.

The Mega Millions profitable numbers are printed at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) mins after the drawing takes position.

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Updated: March 31, 2018 — 6:36 pm

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