Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Tinton Falls
As the Powerball jackpot grows to record levels, a winning ticket for Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot with an annuity value of $190 million was sold in Tinton Falls. The other was sold in Virginia.
The winning numbers were: 11-15-35-43-49, Mega Ball: 41. Each winning ticket is worth $95 milllion.
New Jersey Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold at the Kwik Farms store in Tinton Falls, which will receive a $30,000 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket. But they said the person holding the winning ticket had not claimed their $95 million prize as of early Saturday night.
The Virginia Lottery, meanwhile, says their state's winning ticket was sold in the Farmville area which is located between Lynchburg and Richmond.
The game, run by the same company that runs Powerball, has not had a jackpot winner since March 12 when one ticket was sold with an annuity value of $41 million.
Angel Guallpa-Mayancela of Orange won a Mega Millions jackpot worth $89 million on January 25.
Powerball Keeps Growing
Meanwhile, Powerball's jackpot rose by $50 million during the day on Friday to become the largest jackpot in the game's history and the world's second largest jackpot at $600 million with a cash value of $376.9 million.
More than 80% of the possible combinations of numbers have been selected according to Powerball increasing the chances of a winner tonight.
It stands as the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The largest jackpot ever offered was last March’s Mega Millions $656 million which was won by 3 ticket holders.
Jackpot On The Grow
There has been no Powerball winner since March 23 when a ticket worth $338 million was sold in Passaic to Pedro Quezada.
Many are playing their numbers at Eagle Liquor in hopes of being the store's second winner. “He’s a lucky guy,” George Bruno told The Record of Pravin Mankodia, the store's owner. “It’s a lucky store. But do you think it could happen twice in the same store?”
The odds of a single $2 ticket hitting the correct combination are about 1 in 175.2 million. That's slightly less likely than randomly drawing the name of one specific female in the United States: 1 in 157 million, according to the last census.
The multi-state lottery is played in 42 states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.