The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s lottery draw jumped to $ 368 million with a cash option of $ 263.7 million.
The Friday winning numbers were: 20, 32, 35, 47, 64. The Mega Ball shot was 18 with a mega-folder of 2X.
No one across the country hit Tuesday’s $ 345 million jackpot, but a $ 1 million second prize ticket was sold in Penn Yan, New York. It matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
In New Jersey, one of 22 four-number tickets sold with the Megaplier option for an additional $ 1 and is worth $ 1,500. The other 21 are valued at $ 500 apiece.
The winning numbers for Tuesday were: 15, 17, 25, 32 and 53. The Mega Ball shot was 12 with a mega clamp of 3x.
No one has won the top prize since someone who bought a ticket in Crestwood, Ill. Won a jackpot of $ 56 million on June 8.
The odds of buying a winning jackpot ticket that matches the five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. A $ 2 ticket gives a player a 1 in 12,607,306 chance of matching five numbers but not. the Mega Ball and win a second prize of at least $ 1 million. The odd is 931,001 to 1 of purchasing a $ 10,000 third prize ticket corresponding to four numbers and the Mega Ball.
The game is played in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings – provided they’re less than $ 599.50 – in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting complaints sent by mail, although officials warn that payments could be temporarily delayed. Winners are requested to make copies of the claim form and winning ticket for their records.
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