By: Aaliyah Amos
Due to increasing sales across the nation, the Mega Millions jackpot has been raised again to an $830 million annuity, the third largest in Mega Millions history. The estimated cash value is $487.9 million.
According to the NJ Lottery, over one million New Jersey players have already won prizes during this jackpot roll, including one ticket worth $1 million and another worth $3 million.
Another 27 New Jersey players have won prizes of $10,000 or more by matching four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball drew.
The NJ Lottery suggests that if a player believes they have a winning ticket, it recommends signing the back of the ticket and taking a picture of both sides for security before checking the ticket with our app, website, or any New Jersey Lottery retailer.
A winner of a hefty prize may wish to seek financial and legal consultation.
The Lottery promotes responsible play through cooperation with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ and by promoting the Council’s helpline phone number, 1-800-GAMBLER, on all Lottery marketing and advertising materials.