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Luck was a Lady for the $5M and $5K Mega Millions Lottery Winners in Piscataway

A $5M Mega Millions ticket was sold on July 29 at The Gift Horse card and stationery store in Piscataway. Credits: Ken Simmons - TAP into Piscataway
A $5K Mega Millions Lottery ticket was sold at Quick Stop Food Store in Piscataway. Credits: Ken Simmons - TAP into Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – There were two lucky lottery winners in Piscataway over the weekend lottery officials announced on Monday.

The Gift Horse card and stationery store located at 174 Stelton Road in Piscataway is where the one $5 million Mega Millions ticket was sold that matched the five white balls and the Mega Ball, winning the second-tier prize for the Friday, July 29 drawing.

Four tickets were sold at other locations around the state that matched the four white balls and the Gold Mega Ball, each winning the $5,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $25,000. Those winning tickets were purchased at the following locations:

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  • Essex  County: US Postal Center, 146 B Ferry St., Newark, $25,000 winner
  • Camden County: 7-Eleven #10921, 5691 Cuthbert Blvd. & 216 Wisteria,                    Cherry Hill
  • Middlesex County: Quick Stop Food Store, 1665 Stelton Rd., Piscataway
  • Passaic County: 7-Eleven #25906 (N), 90 Goffle Rd., Hawthorne

In addition, 29 tickets that were sold matched the four white balls winning $500 each. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,500 each. 69,482 other New Jersey players took home $149,663 in prizes ranging from $1 to $250, said Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery.

The winning numbers for the Friday, July 29 drawing were: 11, 16, 19, 31 and 48. The Gold Mega Ball was 04, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 05.

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

The Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $25,000,000 for the next drawing, which will be held Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 p.m. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC TV stations. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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