The latest jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won on Jan. 3, lottery officials said.
The jackpot is now up to $309 million, making it the ninth-largest prize in the game’s history.
Ira Curry came forward Wednesday to collect half of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
California Lottery officials say a ticket sold in San Jose matches all six numbers. It was unclear Tuesday night if there were any other winning tickets.
Lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections, one of the primary factors pushing the jackpot higher.
The winning numbers from Friday’s drawing were: 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing only a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.
All New Jersey Lottery tickets expire one year from the date of the drawing.
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Lottery officials said early Thursday that the ticket was sold at the Murphy USA station in Lexington . The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 7-10-22-32-35 with the Powerball of 19.
Lottery officials strongly recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and immediately contact them. If the ticket holder doesn’t claim their prize by Oct. 5, the ticket will expire.
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.