The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $57 million, with a cash option valued at $33.9 million.
The winning numbers were: 15, 19, 27, 35 and 57. The Mega Ball drawn was 17, with a Megaplier of 2X.
No one across the country hit Tuesday’s $43 million jackpot. There were also no. second-prize, $1 million tickets sold.
In New Jersey, 19 tickets were sold that matched four numbers. Two were bought with the Megaplier option and are worth $1,000. The others are valued at $500 each.
Friday’s winning numbers were: 9, 11, 34, 49 and 66. The Mega Ball drawn was 15, with a Megaplier of 2X.
The odds of a $2 ticket matching all the winning numbers are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have a 1 in 12,607,306 chance of a ticket matching five numbers but not the Mega Ball and winning at least $1 million.
Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday in 45 states, along with Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
New Jersey Lottery offices in Lawrence are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if players prefer to drop off claims and validate winning tickets in person. Claims can be left in a secure drop box at lottery headquarters. That option applies to prizes worth more than $599.50.
If a player wins a prize of $25,000 or more (or would otherwise prefer to submit a claim in person) appointments can still be made to meet with a lottery representative in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.
Prizes valued at $599.50 or less should still be claimed at lottery retailers.
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