The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s lottery draw rose to $ 49 million with a cash option of $ 38.9 million.
The winning numbers were: 11, 15, 31, 42 and 63. The Mega Ball draw was 14 with a 2x Megaplier.
No one across the country hit Tuesday’s $ 40 million jackpot. There were also no tickets sold for the second prize of a million dollars. In New Jersey, a $ 10,000 third prize ticket for four numbers plus the Mega Ball was purchased at Valley Discount on Chews Landing Road in Lindenwold, New Jersey lottery officials said.
The winning numbers for Tuesday were: 4, 18, 26, 27, and 58. The drawn Mega Ball was 23 with a Megaplier of 4x.
Someone who bought a ticket in California for the July 24 draw won a jackpot of $ 22 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.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence remains closed until at least August 31 due to COVID-19 and will not accept walk-in claims. You can still claim your winnings – provided they’re less than $ 599.50 – in person at any retailer.
The lottery also accepts mailed claims, although officials warn payments could be temporarily delayed. Winners are encouraged to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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