PLAINFIELD, NJ - There were no Mega Millions game jackpot or second-tier New Jersey prizewinners, according to Carole Hedinger, the New Jersey Lottery executive director, but you still might be a winner if you purchased a lottery ticket at Twin City Supermarket in Plainfield.
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Aug. 15 drawing were: 07, 16, 20, 66 and 73. The Gold Mega Ball was 07, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02. There were three 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:
- Union County: A.P. Twin City Corp., 600 Park Ave., Plainfield
- Essex County: Glenwood Confectionery, 154 Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield
- Ocean County: Shop Rite of Manchester, 1001 Route 70 W., Manchester
If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, it would have multiplied the prize to $10,000.
In addition, 16 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn, making each ticket worth $500. If those tickets had been purchased with the Megaplier option, it would have multiplied the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 73,141 other New Jersey players took home $121,665 in prizes ranging from $1 to $100, 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.”
The next drawing will be held Friday, Aug. 18 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 one dollar; by adding the Megaplier option for an extra dollar per play, players can increase their non-jackpot winnings up to five times. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC-TV stations. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
View all New Jersey Lottery game winning numbers and drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6, CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash games on the Lottery website (www.NJLottery.com) or on the official Lottery Facebook Page. Midday and evening draws, with the exception of CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash, can be seen on WPIX-TV (PIX11) in New York and WPHL-TV (PHL17) in Philadelphia. Powerball and Mega Millions can be seen on WABC-TV stations.
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