EDISON, NJ - James Carey, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced that there was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, March 17, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Shoprite #573, Route 1 & Old Post Rd., Edison in Middlesex County.
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 17, drawing were: 20, 27, 28, 58 and 59. The Gold Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.
In addition, 10 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,500. Moreover 18,206 other New Jersey players took home $79,180 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600, according to Carey.
The next drawing will be held Friday, March 20 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.