A Mega Millions ticket that hit the jackpot of $ 124 million was purchased at the NJ convenience store

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The winning lottery ticket for the $ 124 million jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions draw was purchased at a convenience store in Hudson County, lottery officials said.

The lucky winner made the purchase at Corner Store II, News N Things on the 100 block of Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, New Jersey lottery officials said on Saturday.

Friday’s winning numbers were: 8, 33, 39, 54 and 58. The drawn Mega Ball was 17 with a Megaplier of 3X.

If the winner has chosen the cash option, the prize is $ 100.8 million before state and federal taxes are deducted.

There were also two second-prize tickets for a million dollars – one each in Illinois and Texas. Both matched five numbers, but the Mega Ball didn’t.

The big New Jersey winner should sign the back of the ticket, make a copy on both sides, secure it and call Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5875 to arrange a claim.

Lottery officials will hold a press conference Monday at the store to present the retailer with a bonus check for $ 30,000 for the sale of the winning ticket.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s draw is around $ 20 million with a cash option of $ 16.2 million.

Mega Millions tickets cost $ 2 each and in New Jersey must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. on the night of the draw. 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 shot of 1 in 12,607,306 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.

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