A Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in New Jersey Friday night, while the Powerball jackpot stands at a whopping $600 million.
The Powerball jackpot climbed up to a whopping $600 million Friday, and it had many people forking over big bills.
The jackpot soared to more than half a billion dollars after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.
The next drawing will be held Saturday, with a cash value of $302.4 million, lottery officials said.
The overall jackpot was $89 million, but the purchaser gets less because they chose the cash option in matching five numbers and the Mega Ball.
With the new year will come a new way to find out if you’ve won the New Jersey Lottery.
Two Mega Millions tickets are each worth $250,000 and a $200,000 Powerball ticket was bought on Christmas Eve at Milleries Food Market in Mount Holly.
The 67-year-old purchased the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 drawing in Mineola.
The winning ticket was purchased in Mineola.
Jin Ok Choi, 54, who won the $85 million drawing on July 3, was introduced by New York Lottery officials on Thursday.
There’s only one winning ticket and the numbers were drawn Tuesday night and word is slowly getting around Staten Island that the lucky ticket came from Tony Lau store, Empire Wine and Liquor.
Officials said the agency pulled in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year. That’s $31.5 million more than the previous year, and marks the fourth straight year with sales over $2.5 billion.
Like all lottery revenues, the money from Mega Millions goes into the state budget to pay for education and higher education programs, human services and veterans’ assistance.
The winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, but some Tri-State Area players also cashed in.
The winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball is 23.