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.
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.