Two $10,000 Winning Tickets Sold Mega Millions Rolls to $226 Million
TRENTON (Dec. 5, 2018) – James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Tuesday, Dec. 4th drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. Those tickets were purchased at the following locations:
- Bergen County: Leonia News & Stationery, 338 Broad Ave., Leonia; and
- Ocean County: Stop & Shop #2810, 505 Richmond Ave., Point Pleasant.
If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, the prizes would be multiplied to $30,000. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Dec. 4th drawing were: 28, 31, 41, 42 and 50. The Gold Mega Ball was 04, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.
In addition, 18 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,500. Moreover, 34,777 other New Jersey players took home $138,798 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600, according to Carey.
“Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold the winning tickets,” said Carey. “For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become many more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
The next drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 7th at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost just two dollars; by adding the Megaplier option for an extra dollar per play, players can increase their non-jackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
View all New Jersey Lottery game winning numbers and drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6, CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash games on the Lottery website (www.NJLottery.com) or on the official Lottery Facebook Page. Evening draws, with the exception of CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash, can be seen on WPIX-TV (PIX11) in New York and WPHL-TV (PHL17) in Philadelphia. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC-TV or WTXF stations.