Mega Millions Jackpot Increases to $73,000,000

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TRENTON, NJ – The Mega Millions drawing on Friday, October 8, produced 14 players that 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 $2,500. Moreover, 21,804 other New Jersey players took home $114,882 in prizes ranging from $2 to $1,000. The winning numbers for the Friday, October 8, drawing were: 21, 24, 36, 40, and 70. The Gold Mega Ball was 22, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 05. 

The next drawing will be held Tuesday, October 12, 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.