NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It appears someone in the Garden State will be having a very happy Easter or Passover.
Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing produced a single jackpot-winning ticket sold at a Lukoil on Route 23 South in Riverdale, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn — 11, 28, 31, 46, and 59 plus the gold Mega Ball 1.
The winner will receive an estimated $521 million, amounting to the fourth largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions.
This apparently wasn’t the store’s first brush with luck. CBS2’s Lisa Rozner spoke with someone who bought a $200,000 winner there in 2014.
“It’s why I keep coming here. It’s a lucky store. I did my luck over here, and I’m glad somebody else got lucky over here,” customer Pat Matano said.
Now, the store will receive a $30,000 retailer bonus.
“All of my team is very excited, because this is the first time that we have the biggest prize like this,” said manager Nash Riad. “And, as far as I know, this is the first one in New jersey and the fourth one In the United States, as the biggest prize.”
Friday’s jackpot was the 18th won during the month of March in the game’s 16 year history, and comes six years to the day after a record $656 million jackpot was won according to Mega Millions.
The $521 million figure refers to the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years. The cash option would pay $317 million.
Mega Millions says the jackpot will now automatically reset to its starting value of $40 million.
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