Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $50,000,000
Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes
TRENTON (Jan. 9, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $50 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Tuesday, Jan. 8th drawing, 8 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, it would have multiplied the prize to $2,500. Moreover 25,200 other New Jersey players took home $123,898 in prizes ranging from $2 to $1,000, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Jan. 8th drawing were: 13, 26, 29, 38 and 64. The Gold Mega Ball was 05, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 05.
“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, Jan. 11th 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.