PASSAIC, NJ – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, July 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 with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $40,000.
That ticket was purchased at Jackpocket, 355 Warwick Tpke., Hewitt in Passaic County. In addition to the third-tier prize won, 11 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 $2,000. Moreover, 23,840 other New Jersey players took home $114,476 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800.
The winning numbers for the Friday, July 16, drawing were: 24, 25, 47, 52, and 57. The Gold Mega Ball was 24, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The next drawing will be held Tuesday, July 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 nonjackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.