Winning Mega Millions ticket, worth $521M, sold in New Jersey

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The fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was won by a single player who bought their ticket in New Jersey.

The ticket matched all six numbers drawn - 11, 28, 31, 46, and 59 plus the gold Mega Ball 1.

The Mega Millions draw also follows a Mega Millions draw on Tuesday that was the twenty-third in a row without a jackpot-winning ticket. "A lot of outside people coming in".

"Hearty congratulations to New Jersey for their big Mega Millions win", said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director.

There hasn't been a jackpot victor since January.

Station manager Nash Riad said no one has come forward to say they bought the ticket, and he has no idea who the victor is.

The victor in that game had the option of being paid out in annual installments over almost 30 years or a one-time, lump-sum payment of $273.9 million. The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million.

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The single winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521million was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, New Jersey.

According to the Mega Millions website, there were 2,765,128 winning tickets at all of the prize levels from Friday's drawing.

It's the 10th-largest lottery jackpot in the country.

The drawing was the 24th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The jackpot had a cash value of $317 million.

Mega Millions has reported the $521 million jackpot is the 10 largest jackpot in lottery game history.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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