BREAKING NJ: New Jersey Ticket Takes $202M Mega Millions Jackpot
UPDATE: Winning ticket sold in Middlesex County NJ
The first Mega Millions jackpot of 2020 was won on Tuesday night, as a single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers drawn on February 11 – the white balls 4, 6, 32, 52 and 64, plus the gold Mega Ball 6. The lucky ticket holder wins the estimated $202 million jackpot ($142.2 million cash).
Official say, in addition to the jackpot-winning ticket, there were 689,521 other winning tickets in the February 11 drawing at all prize levels. One ticket, sold in West Virginia, matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize of $1 million. For matching four white balls plus the Mega Ball, 14 tickets won $10,000 each; two of those are actually worth $20,000 each because they also included the optional Megaplier, which was 2X for Tuesday’s drawing.
The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in Ohio on December 17; The Great Hope Trust claimed that $375 million prize. During this jackpot run, there were more than 7.8 million winning tickets sold since December 17, including the jackpot winner and 17 other tickets with prize values of $1 million or more.
The next drawing on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, resets to the Mega Millions starting value of $40 million ($28.1 million cash).