$521 million Mega Millions jackpot won by single ticket in New Jersey

01 April, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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It is the nation's tenth largest lottery jackpot and the fourth time in the game's history where it has exceeded US$500 million.

The lucky ticket was sold to a player in New Jersey.

(ABC)- single ticket in New Jersey won the Mega Millions jackpot of over half a billion dollars, according to a statement on the Mega Millions website.

The victor will receive an estimated prize of 521 million dollars or 317 million dollars in cash, the Mega Millions lottery said on Saturday, without disclosing the identity of the victor.


One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in OH and Texas. Friday's jackpot was also the 10th largest lottery prize in USA history.

Only one ticket with the right numbers was purchased, Mega Millions said. For Powerball, it's one in roughly 292 million. Mega Millions announced Friday night that the winning numbers are 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. The prize was won in March 2012 and was split by three separate winners in Kansas, Maryland and IL.

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