Mega Millions Lottery: Did you win Friday’s $ 20 million Mega Millions draw? Winning numbers, live results (09/24/21)
The Mega Millions Friday’s lottery draw jackpot reset to around $ 20 million with a $ 14.5 million cash option after someone in New York bought a winning $ 431 million ticket earlier this week.
The winning numbers were: 17, 21, 27, 43 and 56. The Mega Ball drawn was 15 with a Megaplier of 3X.
In addition to the winning jackpot ticket, there was also a second prize, a million dollar ticket purchased in Connecticut. It matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
In New Jersey, two $ 10,000 tickets were purchased, one at 7-Eleven on Route 206 in Flanders and one at Wawa on Route 22 in North Plainfield, lottery officials said. Each third prize ticket corresponded to four numbers plus the Mega Ball.
Tuesday’s winning numbers for the 26th biggest jackpot in US lottery history were: 36, 41, 45, 51 and 56. The Mega Ball shot was 13 with a mega-folder of 3X.
Before Tuesday, 30 bi-weekly draws had taken place without a big winner. No one had won the top prize since someone who bought a ticket in Crestwood, Ill. Won a Jackpot of $ 55 million on June 8.
The odds of buying a winning jackpot ticket that matches the five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. A $ 2 ticket gives a player a 1 in 12,607,306 chance of matching five numbers but not. the Mega Ball and win a second prize of at least $ 1 million. The odds are 931,001 to 1 of purchasing a $ 10,000 third prize ticket for four numbers and the Mega Ball.
The game is played in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
The New Jersey Lottery Lawrence office is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings – provided they’re less than $ 599.50 – in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting complaints sent by mail, although officials warn that payments could be temporarily delayed. Winners are requested to make copies of the claim form and winning ticket for their records.
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