New Jersey Sells Only Winning Ticket for $521 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
Lottery “March Madness” Proves Lucky For One Ticket Holder
RELEASE DATE: 3/31/2018
Trenton – New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White announced this morning that the only Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket from last night’s drawing was sold in New Jersey. “We are thrilled that the winning ticket was sold in Morris County. I’m happy to congratulate Riverdale Lukoil South of 105 Route 23 South in Riverdale, the retailer that sold this winning ticket,” said White.
The winning numbers for the March 30, 2018 drawing are: 11, 28, 31, 46, and 59. The Gold Mega Ball is 1 and the Megaplier is 3. After rolling over 24 times before being won last night, the jackpot reached an amazing $521,000,000 annuity value. New Jersey also sold two $10,000 winning tickets, so players are urged to check their tickets.
“Congratulations, too, to the winner of this multi-million dollar jackpot! We encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket, make a copy of both sides and put it in a safe place, and contact Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5875 to arrange to file a claim for this “MEGA” jackpot prize,” White continued.
The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to file a claim. The jackpot winner will receive an estimated prize of $521 million annuity ($317.2 million cash). This $521 million jackpot is the fourth largest in the history of the game and the tenth largest in U.S. lottery history.
The Mega Millions jackpot resets to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Tuesday, April 3 at 10:59 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.
Media contact: MaryAnn Rivell, New Jersey Lottery Public Information Office, (609) 599-5875