TRENTON, NJCarole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director, announced that there were no jackpot or second New Jersey prizewinners of the Mega Millions game, but there were two third prizewinning tickets, one which was purchased with the Megaplier option, that matched 4 white balls and the Gold Mega Ball for the Tuesday, July 8 drawing. The third prize-winning ticket purchased with the Megaplier option turned a $5,000 prize into a $25,000 prize. That ticket was purchased in Essex County at Crown Liquor, 246 Main St., Orange. The other $5000 third prizewinning ticket was purchased in Union County at 7-Eleven #2412-39461, 2515 Rt. 22 West, Union.

There were eight players whose tickets matched the four white balls making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 57,856 other New Jersey players took home $118,073 in prizes ranging from $1 to $250, according to Hedinger.

“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 winning numbers for the Tuesday, July 8 drawing were: 14, 25, 27, 48 and 49.  The Gold Mega Ball was 09, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 05.

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The Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $32,000,000 for the next drawing, which will be held Friday, July 11 at 11:00 pm.  Watch live New Jersey Lottery drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6 and CASH4LIFE games at the Lottery website (NJLottery.com), or on the official Lottery Facebook Page. Evening draws, with the exception of CASH4LIFE, can be seen on WPIX-TV (PIX11) in New York and WPHL-TV (PHL17) in Philadelphia. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC TV stations.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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Since its inception in 1970, the New Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed more than $22 billion to the State in support of education and institutions. In fiscal year 2013, the Lottery’s contribution was more than $1 billion. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans homes, community and other colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.