The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s lottery draw was reset to around $ 20 million after someone who bought a ticket in Wisconsin won the top prize of $ 119 million on Tuesday.
The winning numbers were 26, 29, 41, 52 and 64. The Mega Ball drawn was 11 with a Megaplier of 3X.
In addition to the jackpot winner in Wisconsin, a ticket for the second prize worth $ 1 million was sold for Tuesday’s draw in Georgia. It matched five digits but not the Mega Ball.
In New Jersey, a $ 40,000 ticket was sold at the Super Shop Rite on Route 72 West in the Manahawkin section of Stafford, state lottery officials said. The ticket was purchased with the Megapier option, increasing the third regular price by $ 10,000.
The winning numbers for Tuesday were: 5, 28, 38, 59 and 62. The drawn Mega Ball was 22 with a Megaplier of 4X.
This is the fifth Mega Millions jackpot won this year and the first since July 31.
Two jackpots were won in New Jersey – $ 202 million in Edison on February 11 and $ 123 million on July 24 in Bayonne.
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 has reopened to the public by appointment. 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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