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 Tuesday, Oct. 3 drawing were: 12, 18, 19, 25 and 67. The Gold Mega Ball was 07, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 05.
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:
• Bergen County: Shoprite of Wallington #136, 375 Paterson Ave., Wallington;
• Somerset County: Branchburg All Tire & SRVC Inc., 3221 US Highway 22 E., Branchburg;
• Union County: Leland Liquors & Deli, 296-298 Leland Ave., Plainfield; and
• Union County: Mountain Variety, 717 Mountain Ave., Springfield.
If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, it would have multiplied the prize to $25,000.
In addition, 23 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,500.
Moreover, 59,160 other New Jersey players took home $133,552 in prizes ranging from $1 to $250, 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.”