The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, February 9, produced 28 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500.
Officials said two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000.
Moreover, 28,196 other New Jersey players took home $156,154 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800.
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, February 9, drawing were: 07, 18, 21, 31, and 40. The Gold Mega Ballwas 09, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.
The next drawing will be held Friday, February 12, 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 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.