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One of Four Mega Millions Tickets Worth $5K Sold in Essex County

Nutley Parlin Bayonne

Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced that there were no Mega Millions game jackpot or second-tier New Jersey prizewinners.

The winning numbers for the Friday, July 21 drawing were: 18, 31, 36, 50 and 74. The Gold Mega Ball was 10, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.

There were four third-tier prizewinning tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $5,000 prize.

Those tickets were purchased at the following locations:

• Burlington County: Rite Aid #10459, 2604 Rte. 130 N., Cinnaminson;

• Essex County: Kaival Mini Store, 168 Washington Ave., Nutley;

• Hudson County: Bayonne Tiger Mart, 529-539 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne; and

• Middlesex County: Rite Aid #4193, 3553 Washington Rd., Parlin.

If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, it would have multiplied the prizes to $20,000.

In addition, 49 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Eight of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,000.

Moreover, 132,297 other New Jersey players took home $244,049 in prizes ranging from $1 to $200, according to Hedinger.

“Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold the winning tickets,” said Hedinger. “For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become many more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight