Mega Millions NJ (New Jersey)

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Mega Millions New Jersey Payouts
Category NJ Winners Prize Per Winner NJ Prize Total
Match 5 + Mega Ball 0 $453,000,000 $0
Match 5 0 $1,000,000 $0
Match 4 + Mega Ball 3 $10,000 $30,000
Match 4 25 $500 $12,500
Match 3 + Mega Ball 37 $200 $7,400
Match 3 1,155 $10 $11,550
Match 2 + Mega Ball 975 $10 $9,750
Match 1 + Mega Ball 7,915 $4 $31,660
Match 0 + Mega Ball 20,511 $2 $41,022
Match 5 (with Megaplier) 0 $3,000,000 $0
Match 4 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier) 0 $30,000 $0
Match 4 (with Megaplier) 5 $1,500 $7,500
Match 3 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier) 6 $600 $3,600
Match 3 (with Megaplier) 232 $30 $6,960
Match 2 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier) 165 $30 $4,950
Match 1 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier) 1,399 $12 $16,788
Match 0 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier) 3,974 $6 $23,844
Totals 36,402 - $207,524

What is Mega Millions NJ?

Mega Millions NJ is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game available to play in the State of New Jersey.

The game requires players to match 5 from 70 white balls and then a final gold 'MegaBall' from 25 numbers.

Tickets cost $2 with the option to pay a further $1 for a 'Megaplier' that allows you to multiply your winnings for non-jackpot prizes.

The minimum starting amount for the Mega Millions jackpot is $40 million and increases each time it isn't won (rollover). The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

Mega Millions NJ and Powerball NJ were added to the New Jersey games roster in January 2010, becoming the 42nd State in America to do so.

Who operates Mega Millions NJ?

Mega Millions NJ is run by the New Jersey Lottery on behalf of the U.S. State of New Jersey. It was formed over 50 years ago in 1970 with its first Millionaire drawing held in March 1971. It joined the multi-state Mega Millions format, formerly known as "Big Game", in May 1999.

Who was the firstNJ Mega Millions winner?

The first New Jerseyan to buy a Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was Sonny Judson on October 16th 2002. Sonny bought his ticket at an Evergreen Pharmacy in Cliffside Park, New Jersey and won the $165 million jackpot .

Have there been any interesting winner’s stories?

One unusual winner’s story of the New Jersey Mega Million involved Elaine and Harold Messner from Cape May County who won $390 million on March 6th 2007.

They let a state lottery machine randomly choose the winning numbers for them.

Has there been a recent winning Mega Millions NJ ticket?

The most recent Mega Millions NJ jackpot win was in March 2024 when a single ticket won a $1.13 billion jackpot. The ticket was purchased from ShopRite Liquor #781, 2200 Route 66 in Neptune, Monmouth County.


Where have New Jersey Mega Millions winning tickets been sold?

  • The first Mega Millions NJ  jackpot winning ticket was sold at a local pharmacy in Cliffside Park,.
  • In August 2007, a ticket that won a $330 million jackpot was sold at Blitz’s Villa Market in Villas.
  • Later that same year on December 17, 2007 a $163 million jackpot winning Mega Millions ticket was sold to a group of 12 educators at Wharton News Food and Wine in Wharton.

Have there been other notable New Jersey Mega Millions winning numbers?

The most notable NJ lottery Mega Millions win occured on March 26, 2024, when a single winning ticket matched all numbers. The jackpot was worth $1.13 billion, with a cash value option of $537.5 million.

This is the largest lottery win in New Jersey history and the fifth highest Mega Millions jackpot win of all time. The Mega Millions jackpot was won 25 times in the Garden State and it is the third-luckiest place out of the participating states, behind New York and California.


What about other lottery winners in New Jersey?

One famous lottery win in New Jersey was Mario Scarnici’s powerball win. On August 7th 2013 Mario Scarcini’s winning ticket, that he bought at Super Stop N Shop in Dayton, New Jersey, won him a $448 Million Powerball jackpot.

This is the highest amount ever won by a New Jerseyan playing Powerball NJ.