Mega Millions lottery: Did you win Friday’s $520M Mega Millions drawing? Results, winning numbers (1/8/2021)
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $520 million — making it potentially the eighth largest in the game’s history.
The winning numbers were: 3, 6, 16, 18 and 58. The Mega Ball drawn was 11 with a Megaplier of 2X.
No one across the country hit Tuesday’s $447 million jackpot, though there were four second-prize tickets sold, including one in New Jersey.
The lucky $1 million Garden State ticket, which matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball, was bought at Masso’s Deli & Pizzeria on Lakeview Drive in Gibbsboro, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The others were bought in California, Minnesota and Middletown, New York.
Tuesday’s winning numbers were: 20, 43, 51, 55 and 57. The Mega Ball drawn was 4 with a Megaplier of 2X.
The last time any lottery player won the top Mega Millions jackpot was Sept. 15, 2020, when a $120 million ticket was sold in Wisconsin. Two top 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.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open to the public by appointment. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments might be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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