One Illinois Ticket Wins $56 Million Jackpot
TRENTON (June 9, 2021) – One Illinois ticket matched all five of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $56 million Mega Millions jackpot. The estimated cash value was $38.7 million.
In addition to the jackpot, six New Jersey players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 20,342 other New Jersey players took home $87,864 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, June 8, drawing were: 09, 22, 39, 41, and 54. The Gold Mega Ball was 19, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.
The jackpot resets to $20 million for the next drawing on Friday, June 11, 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.