New Jersey Sells Only Winning Ticket for Mega Millions Jackpot
Lottery “March Madness” Proves Lucky For One Ticket Holder
RELEASE DATE: 3/2/2019
Trenton – New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director James A Carey, Jr. 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 Warren County. I’m happy to congratulate Quick Check #69 of 600 New Brunswick Ave. in Phillipsburg, the retailer that sold this winning ticket,” said Carey.
The winning numbers for the March 2, 2019 drawing are: 29, 33, 39, 60, and 66. The Gold Mega Ball is 21 and the Megaplier is 2. The jackpot winner will receive an estimated prize of $267,000,000 annuity ($159,000,000 cash). New Jersey also sold one $10,000 winning ticket at Banner Deli and Liquor, 400 Broad Ave., Palisades Park in Bergen County, 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 Mega Millions jackpot resets to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Tuesday, March 5 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: Mary Ann Rivell, Public Information Office, New Jersey Lottery, (609) 599-5875