New Jersey Sells Only Winning Ticket for Jackpot
NJ players on a winning streak – Mega Millions is the fourth multi-state prize in 2020
RELEASE DATE: 7/25/2020
TRENTON – New Jersey Lottery 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 Hudson County. I’m happy to congratulate Brenda’s Inc. on 110 Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, the retailer that sold this winning ticket,” said Carey.
“Our 50th Anniversary year has found us on a success streak. In February it was the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot, in April the $190 million Powerball jackpot, earlier in July it was the CASH4LIFE $1,000 dollars a day for life jackpot and now our second Mega Millions jackpot. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us.”
The winning numbers for the Friday, July 24, 2020 drawing are: 08, 33, 39, 54, and 58. The Gold Mega Ball is 17 and the Megaplier is 03. The jackpot winner will receive an estimated prize of $124,000,000 annuity ($100,800,000 cash).
“Congratulations, 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,” Carey continued. A press event is being planned for Monday to present the lucky retailer with their celebratory bonus commission check worth $30,000.
The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to file a claim.
In addition, 18 other players 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 prize to $1,500. Moreover, 23,995 other New Jersey players took home $103,222 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600, according to Carey.
The Mega Millions jackpot resets to $20,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Tuesday, July 28 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 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: Missy Gillespie, New Jersey Lottery, (609) 599-5875