Mega Millions jackpot is now $297 million

There were four third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Friday, April 23, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $30,000. Those tickets were purchased at the following locations:

  • Union County ($30,000): Aarti’s World Discount Liquor, 1675 Route 22 West, Union;
  • Bergen County ($10,000): 7-Eleven #32887, 540 Main St., Hackensack;
  • Ocean County ($10,000): Minit Stop, 440 Chandler Rd., Jackson; and,
  • Union County ($10,000): Fanwood Pharmacy, 246 South Ave., Fanwood.

In addition to the third-tier prizes won, 26 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,500. Moreover, 38,458 other New Jersey players took home $173,904 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600. The winning numbers for the Friday, April 23, drawing were: 04, 28, 29, 30, and 60. The Gold Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.

The next drawing will be held Tuesday, April 27, 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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