Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes
TRENTON (Oct. 16, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $71 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Tuesday, Oct. 15, drawing, nine players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 20,982 other New Jersey players took home $88,466 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Oct. 15, drawing were: 04, 12, 14, 35, and 70. The Gold Mega Ball was 02, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.
The next drawing will be held Friday, Oct. 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 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.