Mega Millions NJ (New Jersey)
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|Category||NJ Winners||Prize Per Winner||NJ Prize Total|
|Match 5 + Mega Ball||0||$377,000,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball||0||$10,000||$0|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball||47||$200||$9,400|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball||818||$10||$8,180|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball||6,480||$4||$25,920|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball||17,080||$2||$34,160|
|Match 5 (with Megaplier)||0||$4,000,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||0||$40,000||$0|
|Match 4 (with Megaplier)||3||$2,000||$6,000|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||9||$800||$7,200|
|Match 3 (with Megaplier)||182||$40||$7,280|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||174||$40||$6,960|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||1,238||$16||$19,808|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||3,176||$8||$25,408|
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 July 2020 when an anonymous individual bought a winning ticket worth $123 million. The ticket was purchased from a Brenda Inc store in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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 winner in the state of New Jersey is Richard Wahl, who won the $533 million jackpot. The 47 year old Production Manager bought the winning ticket at a Lukeoil store in Riverdale.
This win is the largest lottery win in New Jersey history and the eighth highest Mega Millions jackpot win of all time. Following his win, Wahl stated he would like to donate some of it to charity and rebuild a 1964 Corvette.
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.