There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, April 16, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Empire Liquors, 1200 South Broad St., Trenton in Mercer County.
In addition to the third-tier prize won, 23 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 35,152 other New Jersey players took home $174,420 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Friday, April 16, drawing were: 17, 27, 28, 50, and 55. The Gold Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.
The next drawing will be held Tuesday, April 20, 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.