New Jersey Player Hit The $267 Millions Mega Millions Jackpot
6th March 2019 3:55 PM
After more than two months rolling over, the Mega Millions jackpot has been won again last Friday March 1st. The winning ticket was sold in the small town of Phillipsburg, Warren County.
The Second Mega Millions Jackpot Win of 2019
New Jersey is celebrating a new millionaire after a single ticket was sold in the state and matched all the numbers of the March 1st Mega Millions draw, putting an end to a rollover that has been going on since January 4th.
The winning numbers from Friday March 1st were 29-33-39-60-66; the Megaball number was 21 and the Megaplier was 2x.
An announcement of the big win was made by the Executive Director of the New Jersey lottery, James A. Carey, who pointed out that the winner has a year’s time from the date of the draw to claim his prize. So far, every lucky winner in New Jersey has always come forward during this time period, Carey has stated.
The winner can choose to collect the prize in 30 annuities or in a cash lump sum of an estimated $162,596,784 with the federal withholding income tax being 24 percent and the state income tax being 8 percent.
The lottery regulation of New Jersey state requires the winners to be identified, but this could change soon after a bill was introduced in the legislature to allow winners to remain anonymous.
Carey presented a $30.000 check to John Rakowski, owner of Quick Chek in New Brunswick Avenue, Pohatcong (Phillipsburg), the shop where the winning ticket was sold. This prize of incredible magnitude - Rakowski proudly said - is a first for Quick Chek, whose biggest win was that of approximately $14.000, prior to last Friday’s $267 million win.
The largest Mega Millions sum to date in New Jersey was that of $533 million awarded in March 30th 2018 when Richard Wahl, a 47 year-old Food Production Manager from Vernon, was the sole winner of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, with a ticket purchased at a mini-mart in Riverdale.
Latest Mega Millions Results
Here are the winning numbers from Tuesday March 5th’s Mega Millions draw:
15-32-20-52-37 - Megaball 6 - Megaplier 3
There were no tickets that matched the “5 + Megaball” and neither the “5”. The highest prizes were won by seven players who guessed 4 numbers and the Megaball to win $10,000 each. One of them added the Megaplier option and was awarded with $30,000.
The new jackpot up for grabs for the next draw is $45 million.
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