Where in New Jersey was the mega millions ticket sold?

Mega Millions jackpot tops $500M for only fourth time

Mega Millions jackpot tops $500M for only fourth time

The Mega Millions lottery numbers set to give someone more than half a billion dollars were announced Friday night.

Along with the grand prize victor, two tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.

The amount is the fourth largest in the game's history.

Two other Mega Millions players won $1 million each after tickets sold in OH and Texas matched the five white balls. According to CBS, the odds of winning the $521 million prize were 302.5 million to one.

No one has matched all six numbers in the nation's 10th largest lottery jackpot since January.

The lottery agency has yet to disclose where the ticket was sold. Friday's jackpot was also the 10th largest lottery prize in US history.

However, neither player also played the Megaplier option which would have increased their winnings to $3 million.

The victor of the jackpot can choose to receive $521m in payments over 29 years, or opt to take a $317m (£266m) lump sum.

An Illnois man held the winning ticket back in 2015. The area is in the northeastern part of the state, about 30 miles outside of New York City.

Prior to Friday night, no one had won the jackpot in two months. Whenever someone wins the main jackpot, the Mega Millions website updates to show that the jackpot is starting over at $40 million. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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