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Mega Millions ticket worth $1M sold in N.J. as 1 winner hits $1 billion jackpot

The Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot went to a single winning ticket sold in Michigan, but there’s still a new millionaire in New Jersey for the holder of a second-prize ticket worth $1 million.

The New Jersey $1 million Mega Millions winner was among 10 second-prize tickets sold nationally for Friday night’s massive lottery drawing. The winning numbers were: 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60. The Mega Ball drawn was 24 with a Megaplier of 2X.

These are the biggest winning lottery jackpots in U.S. history, including Friday’s massive Mega Millions prize – with one winning ticket sold in Michigan Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The location of the jackpot-winning ticket sale in Michigan has not yet been revealed.

Two of the second-prize tickets sold in North Carolina and Virginia are worth $2 million each because the purchaser paid for the Megaplier.

The eight others sold in Florida (2), Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (2) and Pennsylvania are worth $1 million each.

New Jersey lottery officials are expected to reveal the location where the $1 million ticket was sold later Saturday.

There were also 218 third-prize winners worth $20,000 (31) or $10,000 (187).

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 was won by a single ticket sold in Michigan.

Only one Mega Millions drawing has produced a bigger jackpot winner — a South Carolina ticket hit the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018. It’s the largest jackpot won by a single ticket.

The largest U.S. lottery jackpot — a $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016 was split among three ticket holders. The lucky tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Thirty-six Mega Millions drawings had been held since Adrian Tongson of Racine, Wisconsin hit the $120 million jackpot on Sept. 15. He chose the cash option and won $95.4 million before taxes.

Both Mega Millions and Powerball had been on a run without a winner for months until a Powerball ticket sold in Maryland hit Wednesday’s $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.

Two Mega Millions jackpots were hit in New Jersey in 2020. An anonymous winner claimed the $202 million prize won on Feb. 11 with a ticket sold in Edison and a $124 million ticket was bought in Bayonne for the July 24 drawing.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each and in New Jersey must be bought by 10:45 p.m. on the evening of the drawing. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot by matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win the second prize of at least $1 million by matching five numbers.

Saturday’s Powerball drawing is worth $20 million with a cash option of $15 million. The Mega Millions jackpot also resets to $20 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

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