By: Yuritza Arroyo
There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, November 22, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn, winning the $10,000 prize.
According to NJ officials, that ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven #27497, 701 Route 88, Point Pleasant, in Ocean County.
Officials say, In addition to the third-tier prize won, 28 players matched four of the five white balls drawn, making each ticket worth $500. Eight of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier, multiplying the prizes to $1,500.
Moreover, 35,374 other New Jersey players took home $166,140 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600.
According to lottery officials, the winning numbers for the Tuesday, November 22, drawing were: 13, 23, 24, 25, and 43. The Gold Mega Ball was 02, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.
Officials say, the jackpot rolls to $284 million for the next drawing to be held on Friday, November 25, at 11:00 pm.
All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the drawing.
According to officials, 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.