New Jersey Lottery: California Ticket Wins $421 Million

TRENTON, NJ  (STL.News) One California ticket matched all five of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $421 million Mega Millions jackpot.  The estimated cash value was $289.5 million.

There were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the gold ball winning $10,000.  One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $30,000.  Those tickets were purchased at the following locations:

Camden County ($30,000): Royal Farms #261, 340 E. Evesham Ave., Magnolia; and,
Cape May County ($10,000): Ocean City Discount, 1309 West Ave., Ocean City.

In addition to the third-tier prize won, 49 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500.  Seven of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,500.  Moreover, 64,497 other New Jersey players took home $283,074 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600.  The winning numbers for the Friday, January 28, drawing were: 03, 16, 25, 44, and 55.  The Gold Mega Ball was 13, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.

The jackpot resets to $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, February 1, 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.

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