Mega Millions Makes Another New Jersey Millionaire
RELEASE DATE: 7/23/2008
TRENTON, NJ – The Mega Millions jackpot will reset to $12 million for the drawing to be held on Friday, July 25, but not before giving one lucky New Jerseyan a $126 million payday. The fortunate New Jersey winner has the only winning top-prize ticket in the nation for the July 22, 2008 Mega Millions drawing.
The top-prize winning Mega Millions ticket that was sold in New Jersey was purchased at AJ Seabra Supermarkets XII, located at 73-83 Wilson Avenue in the City of Newark, Essex County.
“Congratulations to AJ Seabra Supermarkets XII of Essex County,” said Lottery Acting Executive Director William T. Jourdain. “For selling this top-prize Mega Millions ticket, they will receive a $10,000 bonus. AJ Seabra Supermarkets XII has become one of the Lottery’s most recent ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, July 22 drawing were: 02, 16, 23, 29 and 32, and the Gold Mega Ball number was 46.
In addition to the winning top-prize ticket, 106,048 other winners in New Jersey won a total of $525,030 in Tuesday night’s drawing, including eight $10,000 winners. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, July 25, at 11:00 pm on NJN-TV – the New Jersey Network.
Mega Millions member states include: New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Since its inception in 1970, the New Jersey State Lottery has contributed over $16.4 billion to State education and institutions. Currently, the New Jersey State Lottery offers players a wide variety of entertaining instant games and five different computerized online games. As the State’s fourth largest revenue producer, the New Jersey State Lottery returned over $828 million in fiscal year 2007 game proceeds to important educational programs and State-run facilities. In addition, the New Jersey State Lottery awarded a remarkable $1.35 billion in prizes to more than 102 million winners. On average, 6,100 businesses throughout the Garden State prosper from their partnership with the New Jersey State Lottery. Among the Lottery’s beneficiaries are: community colleges, School Nutrition Programs, State Veterans’ Homes and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.