Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $55,000,000
Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes
TRENTON (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $55 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Oct. 4, drawing, 18 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 18,530 other New Jersey players took home $70,924 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Friday, Oct. 4, drawing were: 11, 38, 44, 48, and 70. The Gold Mega Ball was 17, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.
The next drawing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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 nonjackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.